LEIPSIC — Kacey Dulle, 17, a senior at Leipsic High School, is enjoying her final year, participating in a wide range of activities while planning her next step after high school.
“I’m in volleyball, basketball and softball. I participate in Art Club and Spanish Club and National Honor Society. I am vice president of Art Club, president of NHS, vice president of my class. I attend St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where I am a Eucharistic minister. I participate in the youth group,” said Dulle.
Her college plans should keep her in northwest Ohio.
“I want to attend the University of Toledo and major in engineering — I’m not sure what kind yet. I’ve thought about electrical [engineering] or chemical, but I’m not really sure,” said Dulle.
Dulle was most proud of the basketball team’s efforts last season.
“Last year in basketball, we made it to regional finals. That was fun and we made it pretty far. We really grew close as a team and bonded,” she said.
Dulle is comfortable going to school at Leipsic.
“It’s small, so I know everyone, and you can make relationships with people. When you see them around, it means more than if you just saw them at a bigger school,” she said.
When Dulle went to Buckeye Girls State this past summer, the experience was one that helped her develop socially.
“I have to be myself because nobody knew me, so I just got to start from a blank slate going around to talk to people. I’ve always had problems socializing. I think it’s because I was brought up in a small town, so I’ve always known everyone and I’ve always been nervous to talk to people. At Girls State, it didn’t matter and nobody cared, so I just got to be myself,” she said.
While at Girls State, she also learned how special the bond is with other schools nearby.
“I met this girl and I was trying to explain to her how I knew somebody from [Ottawa-Glandorf], and she could not understand that, and it’s because we live eight minutes away from each other. She said, ‘I live 35 minutes away from my school’ and I said, ‘If you live 35 minutes away from my school, you’re going to a different school, across the county’ and she could not understand it. She said she had about 500 kids at her school,” said Dulle.
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