Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Kayla Sylvester of Yankton High School.
She currently carries a 3.92 grade point average and has big plans once she finishes what will be an intensive college career.
The good part of Kayla Sylvester's schedule is that she starts her day with two study halls in a row.
Those study halls are needed.....because Kayla's schedule from there is decidedly tough. "I get here for AP Calc, then I go to AP Lit, then I go to AP Spanish, AP Gov and then I have physics."
And of all those classes, Kayla says there is one in particular that captures her attention and interest. "Government helps you think a lot about different ways to think about things and analyze things especially current events. That's kinda what I want to go into is government and history and politics. So that helps."
Kayla is driven to succeed and her attention to detail and her willingness to push herself is what catches the attention of her teachers. Leo Kallis is an English teacher at Yankton High School. "Kayla is everybody's ideal student. or at least mine. I like the fact that she's enthusiastic and has a good time in the classroom. I like the fact that she's curious."
Kayla has a full ride scholarship to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and can't wait to get there. "I plan right now on doing a history-poli sci double major but plans change. Hopefully I will go to law school or maybe graduate school for public policy."
And from there....the sky is the limit.
For being named our scholar of the week, Kayla will receive a $100 scholarship from Northern Electric Cooperative, which is a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.
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