• Academic All-Star: Kelsey Smedley

  • Kelsey Smedley is an Academic All-Star from Raytown High School

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  • SCHOOL: Raytown High School
    HONORS: Top 1 percent; member of the National Honor Society; received numerous 4.0 Awards and was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school.
    ACTIVITIES: Volunteer at a summer dance camp; member of the Community Service Club and completed 45 hours of tutoring.
    What advice do you have for next year’s freshmen?
    Take every year seriously. Don’t ever get discouraged because in the end, the hard work will be worth it.
    Who was your favorite teacher and why?
    Mr. Dierking because he makes class fun. He genuinely cares about not only our grades, but our lives. He’s inspiring.
    When you were not in school or studying, what did you most enjoy doing?
    I really enjoyed painting. It was really important to me.
    What college do you plan to attend and why?
    The University of Missouri because it has a lot of options, and I will be closer to my brother.
    What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
    I’m not sure where I see myself, but I know I want to have a home of my own and a stable job.

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