Katrina Turner is a senior at Derby High School and has competed in the Scholars Bowl for four years. She is a member of the HOSA Future Health Professionals Club, the secretary of the National Honor Society, and she plays the cello in the orchestra. Outside of school she enjoys playing the piano and going to church. She is active in the Kansas 4-H Program at the state, county, and local levels. In 4-H she shows sheep and loves to be a part of the state youth council. Around her busy schedule she works as a medical receptionist. Rachel Hovey is Katrina’s Scholar Bowl advisor and the Physics teacher at Derby; Hovey described Katrina as “…a great leader, kind, respectful, organized, and great at time management.”
VYPE Media caught up with Katrina to ask this senior a few extra questions before graduation!
VYPE Media: If you had to work but didn’t need the money, what would you do?
Katrina: I would start my own small angus cattle ranch.
VYPE Media: If you could spend one day with an historical person, whom would it be and why?
Katrina: Bob Dole because he served in WWII. I want to hear his stories; he was such an important and valuable politician for the country. He was just such an honorable and well-respected man.
Katrina’s advice to the underclassmen is to explore.
“Allow yourself to try a variety of opportunities and discover what you are truly passionate about. You don’t have to decide in a day your plan for the next 15 years of your life, give yourself the chance to embrace all new experiences,” Katrina said.
In the fall, Katrina will be attending Kansas State University to major in Animal Science. Her career of choice is to be a meat scientist working at a university, or in the meat packing plant industry.
VYPE Media congratulates Katrina Turner on herr accomplishments and good luck at K-State. Now go EXPLORE!