Senior profile – Kendra Pastrick

Age: 18

School: Columbus East High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: April and Jerry Perry; siblings: Dustin, Dakotah and Donovan Pastrick, Zach, Chelsea, Austin and Hunter Perry grandparents: George and Regina Pastrick, Willie and Wanda Sallee

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Mt. Healthy Elementary School and Central Middle School.

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

Welding and calculus. They are my passions and lead me to mechanical engineering.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Fast pitch softball and women’s tackle football.

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

At the gym/field with my football team. They motivate me to better myself.

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

Girls STEM night. It allows younger girls to see what they can do in life and I would have loved that opportunity.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Furthering my education in college.

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

Seymour Police Officer Tim Toborg. He helped me through a tough time in life and allowed me to have a better outlook on life.

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

Never give up, it will be worth it in the end.

Draw a picture, write a poem or create something that represents you. It can be anything you choose.

I am an abstract person. I have multiple layers, personalities and am made up of different experiences.

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