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■ Molly Aga

Grade: Senior.

Age: 17.

Art focus: A Cappella Choir.

Adviser nomination: “Molly is the manager of A Cappella Choir, quietly working behind the scenes for the success of the whole group. Molly is constantly positive and actively welcomes all. She makes us all better.”

Memorable fine arts achievement: “Being manager and director of the Madrigal Dinner (put on by the choir), which was recently held.”

Artist most admired: Mat Kearney.

What’s your job as manager: “I keep track of the money, make sure all our music is sorted out, keep track of our costumes and robes and whenever (Brian Stubbs, the director) is gone I keep everything in line.

What does singing bring to your life: “Singing is a way to express yourself through music. It’s who I am and all the passion with it.”

How do you stay positive: “I’m always happy. It’s just who I am. I look at all the positives in all things I do. Everyone has hardships, but I think it is good to look at the positives in them.”

American Idol fan: “No. I used to be with they had the original judges on it ... but I’m a fan in the ‘X Factor.’”

How did the Madrigal Dinner go: “I loved how our concert and the whole dinner came together. We all worked so hard on it and it’s nice to share our talent with the public.”

Favorite class: Math.

Favorite movie: “A Walk to Remember.”

Favorite TV series: “The Amazing Race.”

Favorite author: Nicholas Sparks.

Favorite song: “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line.

Worse song ever: “Call Me Maybe.”

Favorite food: Chinese.

Other activities/clubs: Alpine skiing, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and golf. For fun she also likes waterskiing and boating.

Parents: Jeff and Sarah Aga of Brainerd.

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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