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Kayla Hisel is the Grant County High School Youth Performance Award winner for January.

She is a senior at GCHS and is the daughter of Rita and Richie Hisel. She holds a 4.3 grade point average with straight A’s.
Extra-curricular activities: I participate in varsity soccer, National Honor Society MU Alpha Theta, senior mentor program and is the president of the National English Honor Society.

Community involvement: I am a member of the Knoxville Baptist Church and Grant County Jr. Fair Board.   

Class schedule: My class schedule is an office aid for the Youth Service Center, AP Literature, peer tutor for medical interventions, AP statistics and peer tutoring for Honors English II.

Favorite class or classes: Bio-medical science classes. The classes are challenging and unique in the work that is done.

Favorite teacher(s): My favorite teacher is Angela Lewis, the bio-medical sciences teacher. She goes out of her way to help each student not only succeed in her classes but also in life after high school. She is by far the best teacher I’ve ever had.

What do you do for fun/recreation: I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, going on dates with my boyfriend and doing community service.

Future plans: I plan to attend Campbellsville University and major in social work with a minor in Christian Missions.

Most meaningful experience: My most meaningful experience was attending the Governor’s Scholar Program this past summer. It opened my eyes to how diverse the world is. I met so many different people and learned so many life skills that will help me to succeed later in life.

(The Youth Performance Award recognizes students who have given their time and talents for the benefit of the community. The recipients exemplify those unselfish attitudes and ideals that should guide our daily living. The award is sponsored by the Grant County News and Performance Pipe, a division of the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP in Williamstown.)