by Cori Hilsgen
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Josie Thelen is finishing her sophomore year at Apollo High School. If she could change one thing, she would eliminate bullying in schools and any other place.
“There are so many tragedies that occur from these situations,” Thelen said.
Thelen is active with Link Crew, which helps orientate incoming freshmen at Apollo High School.
Thelen is the 16-year-old daughter of Dave and Ann Thelen. She has one sister, Allison, 18.
Fun Facts about Thelen:
Favorite subject: Choir.
“I like to sing, and the group is very diverse, and (it’s) easy to meet new people.”
Favorite movie: “Bruce Almighty.”
“It is so funny and always makes me laugh,” she said.
Favorite thing she likes to help other people do: Thelen enjoys helping younger children in sports, school, church or babysitting.
Favorite restaurant and food: Noodles and Co.
“My favorite food is the Pesto Cavatappi that I order from my favorite restaurant, Noodles and Co. (It’s) one of the few restaurants that offers a gluten-free menu for my newfound allergy.”
The thing she likes best about St. Joseph: Because it is a smaller city.
“St. Joe is small enough (and) since I’ve lived here my whole life, I know a lot of people around town. I also love the third and fourth of July festival when our small town turns into a known event.”
Where does she see herself five years from now? Upon graduation from high school, Thelen would like to attend a school that offers a dietary program or personal-training program.
“Five years from now, I hope to be on the right track in college for the career I choose,” Thelen said.