School: River Ridge High School, Lacey.
Parents or guardians: Tonja McDougall.
Best personal achievement: Overcoming injuries in gymnastics. This has allowed me to achieve a lot in the sport and has taught me how dedicated I am to the things I love. It has also inspired me to become a physical therapist because I have had to go through rehabilitation.
How I spend my time: Between schoolwork, band, extracurricular activities and gymnastics, I spend my free time with family and friends. We go to the mountain a lot to hike and repel. I also love having movie and game nights.
Favorite subject: Math.
Favorite movie: Too many to choose just one.
Favorite book: N/A.
Dream job: Physical therapist.
Someone I respect: My mom, grandma, stepdad and gymnastic coaches.
The hardest part of being a student is: Finding the time to balance all of the extracurricular activities that I would like to do.
My future ambitions or career aspirations include: Going to college to earn a doctorate in physical therapy, putting my education to work in order to help others and continuing to coach gymnastics.
Someone famous I would like to meet: Lori Uretsky, a sports medicine director who has spent time at an Olympic Training Center working with the athletes.
Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “I have accomplished all of my dreams by being my best.”
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: Finding a group of friends to have close ties with. Luckily, I have amazing friends that I consider my family.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: Social inequalities that make it extremely hard to enjoy life.
Nominated by: Loni Smith, chemistry and physics teacher. She wrote, “Kindra’s hard work is evident in the classroom and out. In the class, Kindra shows the commitment to doing well and continuing to challenge herself. Outside the classroom, she is an ardent runner and continually strives to better her times. There is truly nothing that can hold her back.”