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Scholar of the Week: Making the most of her senior year

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Kate Wegner has made the most of her high school years in Estelline. “Yeah, I’ve always been one to just always be involved in everything. And so I think your senior year is one of your most important years just because this is the final stretch. You have to hammer it out. You have to work hard until the final end,” Kate said.

“You know she’s very active. She’s a three sport athlete and she can balance everything so well. And she’s kind of been a leader for the school,” said social studies teacher Jeremy Bachman.

The 3.73 student also likes to help the younger kids. Her mom Angie is a third grade teacher at Estelline.

“I’m a student aide in the the class. I’m in the third grade room all the time, and I just love helping the younger kids. I love when they come to me and ask me questions because I’m always there,” Kate. said.

“I know the kids down there love when she comes down there. She’s just great for those kids to be around. And I think it’s great for her to be around those elementary kids. You know she had the patience for them,” Bachman said.

Kate is a future SDSU Jackrabbit. And she’s getting ready.

“I’ve always been super excited for college. And thinking about how hard I’m going to have to work in high school to get to where I want to be in college, is like something that’s very important to me,” Kate said.

And she says, she’ll enjoy every moment of her senior year. Because it will be hard to leave one day.

“I have a lot of family members here. My mom and my younger sister and my younger brother. So it’s kind just a place where my heart is,” Kate said.

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