Kalyn Pusey

Sussex Central High School

Nomination Statement

“Kalyn’s dedicated work ethic and commitment to high standards of achievement are demonstrated by her outstanding academic record. Ranking first in her class, she has enrolled in a variety of rigorous courses that include honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment courses. Outside of the classroom, Kalyn participates on the volleyball team, holds a part-time job, volunteers at a local soup kitchen, and serves as an Honor Society officer. Kalyn is planning to enroll in a four-college after graduation.”

“Last year was one of the hardest years of my life. My dad was in the hospital with COVID and a month later my grandfather died unexpectedly. The buildup of these tragic events led to the plummet of my mental health and every day was a struggle. In the end I persevered and used my struggles as motivation to keep going and work harder. Knowing that every day I’m in a better position than last year is my greatest motivation.”