Katie Baker, Bradford — Today’s Teen

Katherine Baker

Bradford High School

Nickname: Kate

Parents: Mike and Jenny Baker

Most memorable high school moment: My friends and I decided to have a “girls night” to help us relieve some stress. It was a pretty basic night, yet it was one of my favorite nights. We went to Texas Roadhouse and talked forever; then Jordan and I went back to Lexis’ house and exchanged gifts. We took a small trip to Walmart and the Dollar store and bought everything to do a gingerbread house contest. Throughout all of this, our stress was going down and we could not stop laughing. Definitely one of my favorite moments in high school.

Most influential teacher: Susan Akina

Class taught: Biology and Human Anatomy

Please explain why: She helped me realize that nursing was a perfect fit for me. Every class she taught I would struggle in; however, I was still able to pass the classes. When I first started, I thought there was no way to pass the class because of how difficult it was; however, how she taught everything allowed me to understand the concepts a lot more clearly. I learned so many important things in her classroom and they have spanned from different classrooms to my real life.

School activities/clubs: Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, National Honor Society

Other school activities: Student Teammates

School offices held: President of Key Club; Reporter of FBLA

Honors, letters or awards: Community Service Award; Business Achievement Award

Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Volunteering; hanging out with my friends

College choice: Carroll University, Waukesha

Intended major/field of study: Nursing

Role model: Grandma

Three words that best describe my role model: Strong, independent, compassionate

What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I hope to obtain my master’s and become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I want to work at a veterans’ hospital and help them recover. My main goal is to be able to help people for the rest of my life with whatever I end up doing.