LIMA — Lima Central Catholic High School senior Kaylee Rigg is hoping the past can lead to a brighter future.
The 17-year-old wants to study history in college and later become a museum curator.
“Honestly, I don’t really remember exactly how I stumbled upon it,” said Rigg. “I just remember, freshman year I realized I’ve always really loved my history and social studies classes, and I figured a good way to do that without being a teacher — because that wasn’t really something I wanted to do — would be to work in a museum.”
She was inspired after spending some time at a local museum.
“Last year, I did a mentorship at the Allen County Museum, and I loved it,” she said. “I had so much fun, and I learned a lot of really great things, so that just kind of cemented my decision.”
She’s leaning on attending Hillsdale College in Michigan.
“They have a really good history program, but they are really expensive and a little hard to get into,” she said.
Music is also an important part of her high school life. She plays the clarinet in the LCC marching band.
“I really just like playing music and being able to express myself in music, and I also really enjoy just being with lots of friends and having fun,” she said.
Rigg is a member of the National Honor Society at LCC, as well as the quiz bowl team.
“I really like how you don’t always necessarily have to be particularly smart. You just have to know lots of random information. So it’s always really fun when they ask a question, and you know the answer and you get really excited,” Rigg said.
Rigg has been attending Catholic school since she was in kindergarten.
“I really like the religious atmosphere. I like how we have small classes,” she said. “It’s really nice to get to know the other students and the teachers. They’re very helpful.”
She’s also involved in tutoring other students through the study tables program at the school.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.