Trenary named September YPA Award winner

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By The Staff

The Youth Performance Award winner for September is Dakoda Trenary, a senior at Williamstown High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Trenary of Williamstown.

Recently she attended the Governor’s Scholar Program at Bellarmine University and was inspired to further her community involvement and activities as a student at WHS.

Q: What are your extracurricular activities:

A: Cheerleading, Beta Club, track, Key Club and class president.

Q: What is your community involvement:

A: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church youth group, volunteer assistant for elementary cheerleading coach and a member of the Grant County Junior Fair Board.

Q: What is your class schedule:

A: AP (Advanced Placement) Calculus, AP English, drama, psychology/sociology, office aid and classes at Northern Kentucky University, criminal justice and communications.

Q: What is your favorite class or classes:

A: I am very interested in psychology. I love learning about behaviors and why certain people act the way they do.

Q: Favorite teacher or teachers:

A: Mrs. (Deana) Cummins—AP Calculus; math has always been my hardest subject, but she’s made it easy to learn and apply and Mr. (Paul) Simpson—psychology; I like that he’s very objective and he’s open to ideas from the class.

Q: What do you do for fun/recreation:

A: I love competing in pageants. Recently, I won Miss Morgan County Fair, and I’m really looking forward to the state Miss Kentucky competition in January. I also enjoy reading, swimming and vacationing.

Q: What are your future plans:

A: I plan to attend UK in the fall and possibly major in neonatalogy, after graduating. I hope to work in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).