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Sterling High School November Student of the Month: Katelyn Grace Grell

January 11, 2019 GMT

Katelyn Grace Grell, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s November Students of the Month. Her parents are Keith and Dawn Grell, and she has two sisters, Breann and Maddison.

Favorite class: Sociology. It’s a different learning environment than any other regular class. We are able to really interact and get to know each other.

Least-favorite class: English classes in general. It’s just not my strongest subject.

Favorite teacher: Jennifer Drew, because I have created a close bond throughout the 4 years I had her, and she really has helped me grow as a student and person. Tyler Gaumer and Steve Johnson also have had a huge impact on my education and on my confidence as a student.


School activities in which you participate: Tennis, basketball, track, National Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, freshman mentor program, Warrior Nation, and publications.

Civic, church or volunteer activities in which you participate: I have helped with blood and canned food drives, I have put together Christmas present shoeboxes, I took a mission trip to Detroit and helped with “Feed the Children.” I also have gone to various events at the elementary schools when they have their family and reading nights.

How would you describe your group of friends? Never having a dull moment.

What will you do after high school? Go to a 4-year university, possibly Southern Indiana University in Evansville, Indiana, to study nutrition and human sciences.

What kind of music are you listening to? I listen to about anything, except country.

What is your advice for surviving high school? Put yourself out there. Do not be afraid to do anything and you can be successful at anything you put your mind to and work for.

If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? Sterling High School has provided such of a memorable high school environment for me that I do not think I would want anything to change.

What scares you? “Adulting” is pretty intimidating.

What is your proudest moment? Coming back from ACL surgery and qualifying for the state tennis tournament the following season.

What is your life’s philosophy? Go through life working hard and walking humbly, while thinking of others.