During the annual Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce awards program, Magnolia High School senior, Tanner Neilsen, was recognized with the 2021 Young Person of the Year award.
Tanner has been greatly involved in his community, church, and school. Throughout his years as a student with the Magnolia School District, Tanner has participated and excelled in many different academic and extracurricular areas of interest. He is a member of the MHS Panther football and baseball teams. He has been a member of the Magnolia Choral Program since the seventh grade and consistently earned All-Region honors. Tanner is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and has a competitive grade point average that includes AP coursework.
This past fall, Tanner completed his Eagle Scout project by planning, organizing, fundraising, building, and delivering seven brand new dog houses to animals housed at CCAPS. Tanner has also excelled in his entrepreneur skills by starting and running his own “Lawnboy” lawn care service.