Tristen Zimmerman, daughter of Tonya Zimmerman, has been selected December Girl of the Month for the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS).
Zimmerman has been a 4.0 student all four years of her high school career and was selected to National Honor Society. That is quite a feat considering how busy she has been throughout these years. Zimmerman shares her leadership talents as a youth leader with the Alliance Church; a promoter for the Financial Literacy Promotion; a volunteer softball coach; member of the Flyer Activity Leadership Council (FALC) and Target, the organization the works with students of all ages promoting a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.
Involvement in DECA, a school club promoting business and marketing, also honed her leadership skills as she was president of not only the Little Falls club but also of the state DECA organization. She earned DECA awards at the state level and was a finalist at the international level more than once. Communication is one of her many strong suits, demonstrated by the fact that she has been a Patriot’s Pen VFW essay winner two years in a row and won the Minnesota Speaker’s Bureau award as a junior.
Her love of learning carries over from the classroom to the sports field where she yearly improves in her sports of choice — four years participation in softball and volleyball topped by being named co-captain for volleyball as well as being named to the All-Area team and named an All-Conference Academic three years running. Her new challenge this year is participation in the USA Youth Weightlifting program. The basketball team also benefited from her three years as student manager.
Despite this high level of activity, Zimmerman has managed to find time to stay involved in Student Council, Key Club, Link Crew, which mentors ninth-graders, the Madrigal Dinner, plays and musical productions, “Music Man” and “Oklahoma” and was a part of the Homecoming Committee.
She is described as a conscientious student who loves the challenges school and college level classes provide. Zimmeran is lauded by her teachers for her personable nature as well as the enthusiasm she shows in the classroom.
Zimmerman’s employers at Perkins and Modern Mercantile rely on her good work ethic.
She has shared her love of life and education and filled her days with friends, watching collegiate sports and reading. Zimmerman’s college plans center on double majoring in molecular biology and bio chemistry with a minor in history.