Local Student Has Full Plate

ST. MARYS — Between participating in school sports, various school organizations and keeping active outside of school, St. Marys Memorial High School senior Katlyn Brown has her hands full.

Brown plays volleyball and softball, and she is also involved in Relay for Life, National Honor Society, Student Council, FCA and Girl Talk.

“You get to work with different groups of people and the teamwork with sports,” Brown said of her activities. “It lets you meet a variety of people, too, because every club has a variety of different people in it.”

She noted she has been in volleyball since she was in sixth grade, and she started playing slow-pitch softball in second grade and started playing fast-pitch softball her freshman year. She noted she will miss practice after she graduates.

“Seeing my friends every day and not going to sports practice,” Brown said.

She noted she enjoys knowing her peers at school.

“It’s a small school, you know everyone,” Brown said of what she likes best about being a St. Marys student.

As for her favorite memory, Brown noted two.

“Our NHS trip to New York last year and getting ready for football games,” she said.

She noted her academic ambition as what sets her apart from other students.

“I like to push myself academically,” she said.

Outside of school, Brown is also involved in 4-H, where she competes at the fair.

“Usually I take rabbits,” she said, noting she raises New Zealands and Creme d’Argents. “And in the past I’ve taken sewing and cooking.”

For her other hobbies, Brown enjoys camping and scrapbooking.

“My godmother does it a lot, which is how I got interested,” Brown said of her scrapbooking. “Usually we meet once a year and we’ll have a scrapbooking weekend or week.”

After graduation, Brown said she hopes to attend Ohio Northern University or the University of Findlay for pharmacy.

“I really like the chemistry field and the aspect of working with people at the same time, like helping people out,” Brown said of why she chose a possible pharmacy major.

Until then, Brown is preparing for college by taking post-secondary courses at Wright State.

“I really like it,” she said. “It’s a good transition, I think. It helps you realize what it’s going to be like, but it’s not too overwhelming because you still have some high school classes.”

Brown noted her favorite class in school was chemistry with Mrs. Wuebker.

“Mrs. Wuebker and chemistry class because she always had unbelievable stories,” she said.

As for her advice for underclassmen, Brown suggested her fellow students enjoy it while they can.

“Enjoy high school, it goes fast,” she said. “And take advantage of post-secondary options.”

Brown is the daughter of Dale and Lori Brown. She has three siblings, Kyle, 15, Jen, 12, and Lizzy, 7, as well as three dogs and a cat.

— This is part of a senior feature series to appear in The Evening Leader on Saturdays, showcasing members of the 2012-13 St. Marys Memorial High School senior class.