Marine turned model lands magazine cover
Shannon Ihrke grew up in Hackensack and has accomplished challenging feats, including joining the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming an accomplished model in Chicago and landing a magazine's patriotic cover.
After graduating from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School in 2006, Ihrke attended St. Cloud State University for a year and a half. While at college, she became worried about repaying student loans and saw many people struggle to find employment in the dim job market.