OTTUMWA, IA – Since our Ottumwa Radio Group Athlete of the Week feature has been put on hold due to the cancellation of the Spring sports season, we have decided to recognize Seniors at area high schools for the time being! With that said, the KRKN Senior of the Week is: Alex Lingren, a now graduate of Ottumwa High School.
During his senior year, Alex, along with his classmate Tyler McCoy, took first place in an ABC-sponsored competition in the school’s first year of participation. The competition involved wiring an interior house wall, including four outlets, four switches, and two lights in four hours. Lingren said preparing for the competition taught him team work, increased his electrical knowledge, and improved his problem-solving skills.
He plans to attend Indian Hills next Fall to pursue an automotive degree. Proof of his love of working in the automotive field includes the picture above of the restored 1970 GMC truck he rebuilt with his dad. Ottumwa Radio Group’s Senior of the Week feature is made possible by the generosity of Shawn McCarty and State Farm Insurance. Join us in congratulating Alex Lingren, the KRKN Senior of the Week!