News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Kelsey Coneley. The Iola High School senior has a 3.8 GPA, and is currently ranked third in her class.
Kelsey is a member of the Lady Bulldog volleyball, softball, basketball, and track teams. In basketball and volleyball, Kelsey has been selected 1st Team All-District and a All-District Academic Team selection both sports. And she has been All-District selection in volleyball, for the past three seasons. Academically, Kelsey's her Senior Class Officer, she's a member of the National Honor Society, FCA, FFA, and the Student Council. Kelsey has also been recognized for her academics; she was named the Pre Calculus Student of the Year at Iola. And she has made the A-B Honor Roll for the past three years.
"I believe that one of Kelsey's attributes comes from her family. She has a vast amount of supporters from her family. But her immediate family as well as her younger sisters all support her in her in endeavors, at her volleyball, and in her academics. And it's wonderful to see the whole family involved in her activities."
"She just puts the pressure on herself. Intrinsically, she just wants to do well in everything that she does. In volleyball she's a very hard worker. And we get in games where we don't know if we're gonna win or lose and its very tight. She's the one you can count on to battle and battle and work hard every point. She'll just do whatever it takes to win. And I think that's the mentality she carries into the classroom and that's why her grades are so good."
"I think what motivates me the most is I want to be the best that I can for everyone around me and for my teammates. I think my family has a lot to do with it...They motivate me to stay focused on school and on practice, and I want to work hard as hard as I can for everyone and for my team. It's really difficult for me to get home and have the motivation to do my homework and to finish my school things. But, If I want to play then I have to do my work, I have to make good grades and just stay at the top of my class....I have to do my work when I get home...It's hard to motivate myself, but I do it."
Kelsey has already been accepted to Texas A&M University. She will attend there next fall, and major in Psychology to one day become a Teen and Young Adult Counselor.
Congratulations to Kelsey Coneley of Iola High School. This week's News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!
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