Student of the Week, Katelyn Kostreva
Name: Katelyn Kostreva
School: Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program
After-school activities: Basketball, volleyball, drama, choir.
Favorite book: Most anything by Ted Dekker.
Favorite show: Don’t really watch anything.
Favorite Web site: None.
Most played song on your iPod: “Beloved” by Tenth Avenue North, “Take Me As I Am” by FM Static, and “Set the World on Fire” by Britt Nicole.
Parents: Kyle & Michelle Kostreva.
Personal hero and why: Gladys Aylward. She was an extremely strong woman who made a huge impact on the world through her love for God.
Preferred college: Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.
Preferred career: Nurse practitioner.
Greatest achievement so far: Overcoming my fear of failure and performing in front of people. Now I can do what I love and excel in it without the fear of failure.
What would you like to be your next greatest achievement: Get out of college without any debt.
Q: What has been your favorite class in high school and why?
A: Anatomy & Physiology. I had an awesome teacher who is passionate about people and had a love for the medical field. I also loved learning things that I can apply to everyday life and use to help other people.
Q: How do you prepare for a big test?
A: Study flashcards, look over main point, then talk to myself out loud.
Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?
A: I would want to be serving at a medical clinic or orphanage in a Third World country. I would help run the clinic and visit and comfort the patients or spend time loving on the children and helping them excel in studies.
Q: What does it say under interests on your Facebook page?
A: I actually don’t have a Facebook account, but my interests would include: shopping, God, the arts, reading, outdoor activities, sports and friends.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent has ever given you?
A: Throughout my life my parents and teachers have told me that life is a race, and the only way to obtain the prize is to look ahead to the finish line, the goal, never to get caught dwelling on the things behind me.
Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
A: In 10 years I hope to have set up my own medical clinic in a village in Uganda or Kenya.