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Mr. Benjamin Nelson

     Hello!  My name is Benjamin Nelson and I specialize in making the world a better place.  I believe everyone has the capacity and ability to change the world for the better, so every day I try to inspire those around me with my passion for betterment, positivity and general enthusiasm for life.  Oh yes, I also teach 7th Grade Science here at Highland Lakes!
     I was born and raised in Phoenix and truly love it here, even when it's a hundred and forty-seven degrees outside.  I graduated from NAU in 2005 and feel pretty lucky that I can stand on neutral ground during the heated ASU vs. U of A rivalry that tends to take place around here ;-)  My beautiful wife, Angela, and I have two fantastic children.  We have a seventeen year old boy named Hagen that makes us laugh everyday and a 10 year old girl named Hannah that melts hearts with her big blue eyes and infectious smile.  I also have to give a shout out to my mom.  She is one of the kindest, most compassionate people you'll ever meet and inspires me to be a better person every day.
     I love soccer a lot.  I follow a number of leagues and tournaments and play on a coed team myself.  I also have a borderline unhealthy obsession with soccer jerseys.  Aside from soccer, I enjoy basketball, watching movies and spending time with my family.  I think the most important thing though that you should know about me is that I tend to be nauseatingly positive.  The only time I will focus on the negative aspect of a situation is when I'm trying to find a way of changing it into a positive.