Senior Spotlight: Annelise Madderom


Q: What has been your highlight of senior year so far?

I think just seeing our class bond, because we know that we’re not going to be together [next] year. So we’re all just bonding and there isn’t any drama because we all just want to be together, and we’re just appreciating the time that we have left.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most about college?

I’m honestly looking forward to not going to school all day, and not having to sit in a classroom for eight hours everyday.

Q: What major are you planning on doing in college?

I’m planning on doing secondary education with an emphasis in Social Studies. So, basically going to be a middle school history teacher.

Q: What is one piece of advice that you would give high schoolers that you wish you had known going into high school?

I would say just to get involved in as [many] things as you can, because looking back I wish that I had gotten involved more in theater and STUCO and other organization things like that, because it’s only four years of your life. I feel like KCC is so special because it’s such a unique small community, we have the opportunity to do a bunch of different things. And you get to know the people who aren’t necessarily in your grade and you can be friends with them anyway.

Q: What is one goal you have for yourself after graduation?

Just to remember the things that I have learned at KCC and remember the things that I’ve been taught in Bible class. How to stay strong in my faith and have a foundation. I just hope that I can carry that onto the next stage of my life.

Q: What was the most unexpected thing about your high school experience?

Honestly, how fast it would go. Looking back, I can not believe I’m a senior and that I was a freshman four years ago. I just feels like it was yesterday that I was just becoming a high schooler. It’s just weird to think about how fast the time goes.

Q: What has been your favorite thing about going to KCC for high school?

I think just how small the high school is, because I get to know people in our grades and I get to be in a bunch of sports, and clubs, and I get to do everything that I want to do because there isn’t a limitation, because the school is really small. And I can make friendships with people in different grades. I could look up to older people, and now that I’m older, people can look up to me and I can help them in high school, and I get to know them in high school because it is so small.