Shank stays extremely busy with academics and sports


 Kenadee Shank, or “Poppy” as her friends and family call her, is enjoying life to the fullest as a sophomore at White County High School.

That isn’t to say that Poppy is letting her academics take a back burner to the fun and games she is having as a member of the Warriorette soccer and softball teams as well as a member of the school’s cross country team. On the contrary, the well-rounded student boasts a 4.0 grade-point average in the three semesters she has been at the school and is enrolled in the challenging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program of study.

But having fun, spending time with her friends, and enjoying all the things that being a high school student means is what Shank loves most about her days in the halls of White County High School. Whether that is talking to friends between classes, working on a mechatronics project, running 5Ks with her teammates, traveling on the bus to soccer games, or running the bases and shagging down flyballs in the outfield, Poppy is soaking in every minute of life.

And she is doing it all well. Really, really well. As a freshman, Shank received one of the school’s math awards for outstanding performance and high grades in the classroom. She is a member of the Beta Club, which is reserved for those students with outstanding grades and lofty goals. With just one season of softball and two of soccer and cross country complete, the sophomore has lettered in all three sports already.

In the future, one that is still two-and-a -half years away, she would like to attend college – although Shank hasn’t gotten around to narrowing down which ones she is specifically interested in yet, but she still has plenty of time for that – and pursue a career in the robotics and mechatronics fields.

But for now, you can find her smiling her way through classes and clubs and sports as she lives life to the fullest.


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