Art focus: Advanced TV productions.
Adviser nomination: The TV productions adviser said, "Sara is a class leader. She recently played key roles in our coverage of homecoming and our local political debates. You regularly see Sara as an anchor for 'Warrior Update.' Students look to her for advice and her experience as a veteran makes her a key asset in our production team."
What's your favorite job in TV productions: "Talent. I was producer one week, but it was stressful. I'm good in front of the camera."
Brainerd High School senior Sara Gardner recently posed with the camera equipment in the advanced TV production studio at the high school. Brainerd Dispatch/Jennifer Stockinger
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What do you like about TV productions? "I like everything. This is what I want to do in my life. I like that it is so busy and that there are deadlines. And then to see how it all comes together is great. You always feel like it'll never come together because it is so busy, but it always does."
Art activities: Advanced TV productions and painting.
Most memorable fine arts achievement: "Doing 'Warrior Update' every week."
Artist most admired: Kristen Wiig from "Saturday Night Live."
Favorite movies: The "Harry Potter" series.
Favorite TV program: "The Soup."
Favorite band: No Doubt.
Favorite song: "Private Idaho" by The B-52s.
Favorite TV anchor: Joel McHale from "The Soup."
Dream job: Working on the "Saturday Night Live" set.
Parents: Paula and Mike Cotten of Baxter and Allen Gardner of Brainerd.
Hailey Dettmer, senior, art: The art adviser said, "Hailey is a beginning pottery student with advanced skills. She always goes above and beyond the required criteria and produces unique and high-quality ceramic artifacts."
- By Jennifer Stockinger,Staff Writer
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