Nelson aims high, will miss small town
Aaron Nelson has a prediction on how his future will shape up.
"The goal is to own my business," the Ellsworth High School senior said. "If I'm in a cubicle, I would hate myself because I am not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. person.
"I'd rather work for myself because I want to be an innovator and a leader."
Considering how Nelson's high school career has gone, chances are that goal will become reality.
"I have high expectations of myself," he added.
One of those expectations was being named class valedictorian, a goal he has accomplished. Nelson will give one of two speeches at graduation, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium.
"I thought about it," he said of finishing first in his class, "because I want to do the best I can. I never thought of not being No. 1."
Nelson describes himself as a "horrible perfectionist." He believes this mindset came from his mother, Judy, whom her son depicts as a control freak.
"She wants things done a certain way," he explained. "...And when it comes to completing the goal or finishing a job, I want to have the feeling that I did it."
He did admit that the perfectionist has some cracks.
"One thing I could change about my high school life was that I was a horrible procrastinator," he said. He added that as of late April, he hadn't even thought about the speech .
For more please read the May 21 print version of the Herald.