Hanson is named Athlete of the Week
Elliott Hanson, a Senior at Merrill High School (MHS), has been named Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 8, 2022. Elliott is a member of the Merrill Bluejays Varsity Cross Country Team, where he has been running on the Varsity team all four years of high school. He started running cross country at Prairie River Middle School (PRMS) and also started running Track at PRMS in 8th grade. Elliott has also been on the MHS Varsity Track Team all four years of high school (except the year they didn’t run due to COVID), and he runs the 4×800, the mile, and the 3200 events.
At school Elliott belongs to FFA and Robotics Club. He spent many years in 4-H but is no longer doing that, and he just finished working at Lincoln Windows for the summer. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, snowmobiling, snowmobile restoration work, rifle deer hunting, small game hunting, taking his hunting dog out in the woods, fishing, and raising chickens. This year, he will also be volunteering at the Haunted Sawmill.
The son of John and Pam Hanson of Merrill, Elliott plans to attend Northcentral Technical College after graduation to study Mechanical Engineering. He hopes to get a job designing parts for a manufacturer in the agricultural industry.