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Kelsey Hardwick

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September 15, 2017

I would count myself as very blessed to have been a part of Thayer most of my life and the path it has set me on. Growing up in that small town made me who I am and I wouldn’t change it. I couldn’t have asked for a better high school experience. ”

— Elly Burrell-2014 THS Graduate

 

Elly Burrell graduated from Thayer High School in 2014. Elly is now currently enrolled at a Christian college, Crowley’s Ridge College, in Paragould, Arkansas and plays NAIA softball and basketball for the Pioneers. She recently was nominated the NCAA Student-Athlete of the Week and received the Division One award in Women’s Basketball. She is the first female from CRC to be honored with this award. Burrell currently ranks 19 in Division 1 for total rebounds.

Burrell attended Thayer since pre – k which means she is a home grown Bobcat. She played softball and basketball in her high school years. Elly was also very passionate about art in high school as well. She was also voted Miss THS of her class in 2014.

Cat Chat Corespondent, Kelsey Hardwick, recently asked Burrell some questions:

            1) What makes Thayer special to you?.

How all the people care about your well being and will welcome just about anyone in and makes them feel welcome.

            2) What is your fondest memory at Thayer?

The time spent with my teammates at practice and games. I cherish all my time spent at Thayer, but sports is what got me through high school and made me who I am.

            3) Who was your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher was definitely Mrs. Miller. I spent 90% of my high school days in the back of the art room and always looking for any reason to be in there. I have really enjoyed having math with Mrs. McGinness. I did enjoy having all my teachers though.

            4) What was your favorite class?

Definitely art for sure.

              5) How do you feel Thayer got you ready for adulthood?

I would say Mrs Underwood’s classes prepared me the most for being on my own. I catch myself thinking about what I learned in her classes the most when I’m doing “ big kid things” on my own. But all the teachers were great and helped me anytime I needed it and were always happy to help.

           

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One Response to “From Bobcat to Pioneer”

  1. Caity Coursey on March 20th, 2017 10:52 am

    Congratulations on receiving this honor Elly!

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