On October 6, 1987, Paul and Susan were blessed with their first child Katie. Katie later began the role of being the big sister to her brother Steven and her sister Ashley. Katie also has a dog Winston and many cats.
During Katie’s high school career, she has been very active. During the school year she is busy with volleyball, basketball, track, softball, jazz band, choir, mentoring, NHS, International Club, musicals, marching band, concert band, pep band, and solo ensemble contests. Outside of high school she is involved with RCYF, mission trips and TEC. During the summer, she participates in RAGBRAI. This year Katie is taking band, P.E., social psychology, calculus, single’s survival, physics, grammar, tech concepts, architectural C.A.D., web page design, government, and Drawing I. This year her favorite subjects are math and band. Katie’s most memorable high school moment was getting fifth place at state jazz band and seeing Mr. Langholdt getting his ear pierced.
At home you will see Katie relaxing by watching her favorite movies Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12 or watching her favorite T.V. show Trading Spaces. Her favorite food is mashed potatoes and apple pie. She also enjoys listening to Newsboys and reading her favorite book Bamboo and Lace by Lori Wick. Katie is planning on attending a four-year college and major in graphic design and marketing. In ten years, she sees herself married with two kids and with a good job. If Katie could spend one day with anyone, it would be Ruth of the Bible because she gave up everything she had to go live with her mother-in-law. Katie’s advice to underclassmen is do all you can in high school because you only go through it once. Because Katie has had such a great high school career, we know that she will fulfill her dreams.