This story is one of a continuing series, highlighting the lives of Paoli High School graduates and their reflections on high school life.
Many students at PHS have a plan to attend a university after high school to further their education. This is the case for PHS alumni Kaitlyn Ingle.
Ingle had a plan to attend college and pursue a degree ever since she was in elementary school. Finishing with over a 4.0 GPA and graduating third in her class provided different roads to college for her. Currently a junior at the University of Evansville, Ingle is studying nursing. Furthermore, Ingle will be experiencing things that most college students, or people, will never experience in their lifetime.
“I am traveling abroad in the fall of 2018 for a semester of study at Harlaxton College in England,” said Ingle.
The University of Evansville is partnered with Harlaxton College in England. The study abroad program provides students with an opportunity to not only learn in the classroom, but outside of it as well. The chance to travel to other European countries and foreign lands upon arriving to England is something Ingle and other UE college students look forward to.
Graduating in 2015, Ingle was a member of the softball and volleyball team at PHS. The experiences she gained from being a part of those teams contain some of the best memories she has from high school. From joining clubs and organizations such as NHS and Spanish Club to being a member of the softball and volleyball teams, Ingle realizes that she has no regrets on her experiences in high school. The decisions she made in high school definitely molded the outline of her character, but there are not many lessons she carries on today.
“I didn’t learn many life lessons from high school that I carry on today, because I learned more about life and myself once I moved away from Paoli and attended college,” said Ingle.
The goal of high school teachers is to prepare their students for success. Reflecting on her time in high school, Ingle realizes how many of her teachers paved a way for success and lead her to becoming the great college student she is.
“Mrs. Wyatt is probably one of the best teachers in the Paoli school system. Mr. Poe also taught me a lot in AP Biology about studying habits that I later used in my college science classes,” said Ingle.
As a graduate, Ingle is one to give advice to current students about high school and life ahead. Being around the Paoli school system her whole life and then experiencing a completely new life for a couple years has given her an opinion on high school and the many things that come with it.
“Remember that the little stuff you think is important in high school like popularity or relationships won’t matter once you graduate, so cherish the time you have now with your friends and family without any real responsibilities,” said Ingle.
Story by Jace Ingle