University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Majors: Elementary Education and Learning & Education Studies
Hometown: Beverly

“Kaitlyn has a commitment to excellence in the classroom and on the basketball court. Her calm and quiet demeanor is something that everyone notices. She is a caring, kind, and considerate person who has been a role model for her peers and has achieved academic excellence.

“On the basketball court, Kaitlyn followed in her older sister’s footsteps but soon established her own identity. Her determination to be the best she could be paid off, as she became a two-time all-conference selection, a regional champion, and the second-place 3-point shooter in the state. She has come a long way from the young girl who would visit the gym to watch her sister Stephanie play.

“This is the beginning of a continued path of success she will have in her life. Kaitlyn is a student that I will always remember. I am proud to have been her principal, teacher, and coach.”

— Upper School principal Tom Drahozal