Kayla Grooters was born on October 2,
1989, to Dell and Renae Grooters. She has a younger sister, Megan,
a younger brother, Luke, and a pet cat, Rosco.
Kayla has been a contributor to many teams and clubs throughout high school. She played softball her freshman year and has played basketball, volleyball, and track all four years. She’s a choir member and has excelled in large and small group speech, qualifying for small group state three consecutive years. She has also been class secretary her sophomore, junior, and senior years. In addition to her other achievements, she is the editor of the newspaper and yearbook. Outside of school, Kayla worked at Slade’s Drive-In for four years. She also currently attends Sr. RCYF and Girls’ League at the First Reformed Church.
Given that Kayla has been on the high honor roll throughout high school, it’s not surprising she still has a heavy class load. She is currently taking the following classes: government, calculus, marketing, p.e, single survival, accounting, journalism, grammar, and psychology.
Kayla’s favorite movie is 10 Things I Hate About You and she likes to listen to mostly any kind of music. Bright blue is her favorite color and she enjoys any book written by Sarah Dressen or Jodi Picoult. She loves any food her grandma Grooters makes and her favorite television show is Boy Meets World. She was nominated Best Dancer in this year’s best of class.
Kayla’s future plans are to go into a field with graphic design or advertising. In ten years she hopes to have a job that she loves. Her most memorable high school moment was rooming with Carrie Koll at UNI basketball camp.
If Kayla could spend a day with anyone in the world, it would be at a Twins game with her grandpa Joe because “it’s his favorite and I don’t know if I’ll be able to go to another one with him.” Kayla’s words of wisdom to underclassmen are, “Take it one day at a time and enjoy every moment of it. Don’t let people decide who you’re going to be.”