Kylie Chagaris

Lake Forest High School

Nomination Statement

“Daughter of Mark and Jennifer Chagaris, Kylie has been recognized as a 4-time DIAA Scholar/Athlete. She has been a 4-year class vice-president, 2-time World Finalist and 4-time State Champion in Odyssey of the Mind, and has been a 3-year participant in our annual musical, earning the lead role last year in Annie. Kylie has competed in both cross-country (captain) and track & field and received both the Sportsmanship and Spartan Award in cross-country. She is president of NHS, secretary of HOSA, and a member of our Drama Club. This past winter, Kylie received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she plans to begin her post-secondary education.”

“I am very grateful and blessed for my parents, teachers, and coaches, who have encouraged me to strive for my best in all that I do. They motivated me throughout my academic career to be as successful as possible. What I have come to realize is that making mistakes is part of the learning process. Mistakes are just as important as successes, and I can still do my best while not being perfect.”