May 25, 2022

MDU Resources Teen of the Week: Future Business Leader calls tennis court home | Local news for Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota

She said her dad, who is the Bismarck-Mandan Tennis Association president, got her into the sport. She enjoys shadowing him and helping when she can.

Additionally, Allan is a part of student council, Spanish club and National Honor Society. She also works at Scheels and Harvest Catering and Events.

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Mandan High School counselor Alyssa Caya said Allan is a capable student who can maintain good grades with a rigorous course load while also being active in her school.

“Elizabeth finds great joy in helping others,” Caya wrote in a letter of recommendation. “She is an excellent role model at Mandan High School.”

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Allan in the past two years has taken six advanced placement and dual credit courses and has a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Her favorite class was AP U.S. history.

“Education is important to me because it helps me become a better person,” she said. “It makes you more well-rounded. The more you know, the better off you are in life.”

Allan enjoys giving back to her community. She collects canned goods with her school and participates in the Mandan Spring Clean-Up Week.

“I really like helping people in my community, and it’s fun to make your community so much better as a whole,” she said.

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