Age: 18

School: Columbus North High School

Who are your parents, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: David and Judy Elliot.

Siblings: Drew Burns and Jacob Elliot.

Which elementary and middle school/junior high did you attend?

Parkside Elementary, Northside Middle School

What is your favorite class or part of the school day and why?


In which extracurricular activities — including music, sports and clubs — do you participate?

Spanish Club, Teen Republicans Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Honor Society and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County.

When you’re not in school, where is your favorite place to be and why?

My favorite place to be outside of school is at home, because I love spending time with my family and playing with my dogs.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

My favorite high school memory so far was my junior prom, because I had all of my best friends with me. Also, I love dressing up and getting my picture taken.

What are you looking forward to after graduation and why?

I’m excited to further my education in college and broaden my horizons with new experiences.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to my Aunt Dawn, because she is an amazing person. Although she is battling cancer she is still the strongest person I know. I plan to follow in her footsteps and become an early elementary school teacher.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during or from high school?

Life is short. It feels like yesterday I just started high school, and now I’m preparing for college. These past four years have flown by, and I have learned to cherish every moment of life.


Thank you to my family, friends, and teachers for all of your support. You have made me into the woman I am today. I appreciate all of your hard work and efforts to make me a successful student. It wasn’t always easy to get myself to school, but your support helped me through it. I’m blessed to have you in my life.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.