Kirsten will graduate from Sam Houston High School as a member of the National Honor Society and in the top 10 percent of her graduating class. In the fall, she will attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point, where she plans to earn a degree in systems engineering and pave her way to becoming an officer in the military.
She will be the first in her family to graduate from college and considers being accepted to the CORPS at West Point her biggest accomplishment to date. She is the first graduate from Sam Houston to be accepted to West Point in the past seven years.
Kirsten has been active in JROTC, National Honor Society, Communities in Schools and Robotics. Outside of school, through the JROTC program, she has been involved with the East Side Community Garden and the LOTC program at Davis Middle School, where she and other members of Sam Houston’s Hurricane Battalion provided training and organized events for the middle school’s new Leadership Officer Training Corps program.
Her role with the JROTC has given her the confidence she needs to speak comfortably in large crowd settings and taught her the types of professional skills that will serve her well in the workplace.
Kirsten wants to make a difference by serving and protecting her country, as well as giving back to the community, including by helping and becoming a role model for children who do not have motivators in their lives.
This summer, she plans to attend the preparatory school to receive military training and prepare for her entrance to West Point.
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