School: River Ridge High School in Lacey.
Parents or guardians: Shelley Faulk-Dahle and Charles Stewart.
Best personal achievement: Being a member of the permanent technical crew at River Ridge, participating in theater leadership and having above a 3.5 GPA this school year.
How I spend my time: Working in the River Ridge Theater Department, as well as spending time with my friends and family, shopping, listening to music and keeping myself active.
Favorite subjects: Stagecraft.
Favorite movie: “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Favorite book: The “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling.
Dream job: Something involving technical design in film or theater.
Someone I respect: My parents. They are wonderfully supportive.
The hardest part of being a student is: Staying motivated in courses that are not interesting to me.
My future ambitions or career aspirations include: After graduation I hope to get a degree in the arts or social sciences and find a career that I enjoy. I also hope to have the opportunity to travel a lot in my life.
Someone famous I would like to meet: If he were alive, John Lennon.
Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “That I had no regrets and lived my life to the fullest.”
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: Peer pressure. I think that a lot of people would make better choices and regret less if they didn’t fall victim to it. Another challenge is gas prices.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: I wish the world was more at peace and wasn’t as hostile.
Nominated by: Theater teacher Leslie Van Leishout. She wrote, “Kendra has been an exceptional leader. She was an outstanding stage manager for “Cinderella” and is willing to lead underclassmen. She is always pleasant and professional with her peers and shows her talent in many ways by sharing it with the school.”