PUBLISHED: 3:58 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Mendenhall Auto Center's Student of the Week

Rachael Dahl, 16, is undergoing her first year as a student at home. She said she likes learning at home because she can work at her own pace. "If I don't understand something, I can spend days on it rather than 15 minutes in class," Rachael said. She enjoys math and singing. She is involved in Alaska Youth Choir and her church choir. "It's fun," she said. "People are much easier to deal with in the music world."