LUHSD Board President Joanne Byer honors outstanding Heritage High School student Kelsey Schall. Photo courtesy of Sarah Singrin
When Heritage High School Principal Andy Parsons introduced Kelsey Schall at a recent LUHSD Board meeting, he described her as “an incredible student and individual.” As her parents listened in the audience, Parsons cited a few of her achievements: a 4.14 GPA; ranked third in her class of 402; treasurer of the National Honor Society; and leader of the school’s California Scholarship Federation. Schall has also been an Honor Roll student for four years, has earned eight academic letters, serves as vice president of the Art Club, and is an active member of the Interact Club.
Outside of school activities, Schall participates in Kaleidoscope, a cancer outreach and connection organization, and has attended Camp Royal, a leadership training program for high school students. In her spare time she has earned a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and teaches self defense to children and adults.
Schall plans to attend either UC Davis or Stanford University to study research management and communications in neurobiology. For career plans, she hopes to use her intelligence, energy and determination to help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes through stem cell research.