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Heidi Webb is Elmwood's Valedictorian for the Class of 2014. (Herald photo by Jason Schulte) 2 / 2

ELMWOOD--Heidi Webb will always have at least one thing on her older brother Brady.

While Brady was Salutatorian of his class two years ago, Heidi one-upped him, as she was named Valedictorian for Elmwood’s Class of 2014.

“I definitely wanted to beat him,” Heidi said, when asked.

The motivation in trying to beat Brady in the classroom led Heidi to her dream school--UW-Madison--to study biology.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Badger,” she said. “It’s well-known for its academics and it is the main university in the state.”

And when she toured the campus, she was sold even more.

“I loved the lakeshore of it and it’s not the big-city atmosphere I thought it would be,” she continued.

The challenge of going from a graduating class of 26 students to a college lecture class of 800 doesn’t faze her, though.

“I’m looking forward to expanding my horizons to a new place and new people,” she said.

The biology field was picked with the goal of owning and operating a chiropractic practice.

“I enjoyed learning about the human body,” she said, praising Elmwood Science teacher Kris Flesberg at the same time. “And being in sports I know all the injuries you can endure from those and I like to take care of those without traditional medicine.”

For more please read the June 4 print version of the Herald. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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