January 2018 Student of the Month
Kendra Kull is the daughter of Lyn and Lynn Kull and she was named the January Student of the Month by the faculty of Royalton High School (RHS).
Kendra has a younger sister, Jenna, who is a freshman at RHS. Every year since 9th grade, her favorite class has always been Spanish, and this year it would be her Spanish 4 class. Although there are many teachers here that she loves, her favorite would have to be her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Lindsey Gruber. She is passionate about her job, and while she is considering becoming a Spanish teacher herself Mrs. Gruber has been a role model for her. Sra. Lindsey Gruber states “I have had the privilege of having Kendra in five Spanish classes throughout her high school career, along with a class trip to Ecuador. Kendra is one of the most balanced students I have had in class. She is very disciplined, always interested in how she can better learn and succeed, and is also down-to-earth and genuine with her peers. She is a wonderful role model for underclassmen and I’m sure, will continue to achieve her goals as she starts her post-secondary career.
Throughout High School Kendra has been involved in many activities. This year they include: National Honor Society, Spanish club, FFA, knowledge bowl, 4-H, We club, pep band, jazz band, marching band, and Faith Lutheran Church youth group.
Her favorite high school memory is going to Ecuador on a Spanish trip in June of 2016. We immersed ourselves in the indigenous culture and used the language in the real world while exploring the Andes Mountains and Amazon Rainforest. Kendra plans on attending a 4-year university starting next fall, and is deciding between Winona State University, North Dakota State University, and University of Minnesota Duluth. She is currently undecided in my major as well, but I am thinking about becoming a Spanish teacher. In ten years, she sees herself happily married with a steady job, and thinking about starting a family.
The advice Kendra would give to freshmen is “Don’t be afraid to try new things and take chances. Be yourself and make the best of every moment because high school will come to an end before you know it”.