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TAKE FIVE Micah Horgen, Century High senior

TAKE FIVE Micah Horgen, Century High senior teen beat p Q: Are you going to make any New Year's resolutions?

A: A New Year's resolution I'd make would just be to spend as much time with my family as I can because I'll be going away. (He's the youngest of four children.)

Q: If the dictionary defined you, what would it say?

A: I would hope it would say that I'm a nice, outgoing guy who is easy to talk to and cares deeply for other people.

Q: Your nominator said you provide positive, quiet leadership. Explain.

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A: I just try to be positive and get the most out of every day, and I think the people I'm around sense that and are more positive because of it.

Q: What do you believe in that most people don't seem to?

A: I believe you need to take the positive out of a negative situation. There's always something you can learn from it. Just stay positive.

Q: Share an example of when you took the positive out of a negative situation.

A: The biggest thing is in sports. I play basketball and golf. Any time you lose as a team, you have to make sure you realize what you can learn from it and what you can gain from the situation. You can learn what you did wrong and maybe you didn't prepare as well for it. There are a lot of things you can learn.

Q: If you could alter one person's reality, whose would it be and why?

A: Just one person? I'd say just walk down the street and if there's a homeless man, I'd want to help him in some way.

Q: What's the best thing about being you?

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A: I have a great family and, although I don't see them as much, I love them very much. And I have great friends. I don't know if I'm going to be in Rochester for the rest of my life, but it's certainly a great place to grow up and I'm grateful for that.

-- Andrea Faiad

Photo: Jodi O'Shaughnessy Olson

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