On May 5th, 1990 a new face was brought
into this world by Keith and Shari Kooiker. That new face was
Kendra Joy Kooiker. Kendra has two sisters Kara, who’s a junior at
USF, and Kayla, who is in eight grade.
Throughout high school Kendra has been very active. She has been involved in many fine-arts in high school such as band, Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, flag corp, choir, women’s jazz choir, jazz choir, swing choir, musicals, and large group and individual speech. On the academic side, Kendra has been involved in T.A.T.U. (Teens Against Tobacco Use) and T.A.P. (Teen Advocacy Program), international club, as well as serving as a basketball manager. Outside of school, Kendra attends Faith Baptist Church and is a member of their youth group; she is also on praise team for her church.
This busy senior has no time to waste as the classes she is taking include band, calculus, government, grammar, speech, textiles, child development, psychology, and work study.
When Kendra has some down time, one might find her listening to any kind of music, reading her favorite book The Atonement Child, or watching her favorite TV show CSI. Her other favorites include the color orange, Chinese food, and taking the classes textiles and FACS (anything in Mrs. Sheldon’s room). Her most memorable high school moment was going on the Florida trip for choir and band trip.
Kendra’s future plans include going on to USF to be a teacher or a nurse. In ten years she sees herself married, have a child and a good job. If Kendra could spend one day with someone it would be her aunt Edna because “she was a great person and she taught me a lot about life”.
As Kendra leaves Central Lyon, she leaves us with a bit of advice. “Be yourself, and have a lot of fun!”