Class Rank 135 of 308
9 AP classes, 4 Honors classes
She plans to attend Georgia State and to go into nursing.
Kelis was extensively involved in extracurricular activities while at Riverside. She is a lifeguard at a pool designated for special needs children as well as for freshman swim classes and evening school functions. She travelled to Costa Rica for a 14 day Spanish immersion experience, participated in the Senator Larson Educational Project through her US government class, was a Spanish tutor at a girls youth group home, is part of a competitive boxing team at a US boxing gym, was a varsity cheerleader and participated in a Medical Masterminds at the Medical College of Wisconsin as an introduction to medical research.
In her beautiful and eloquent scholarship essay, Kelis recounted having faced severe bullying before coming to Riverside. She described transferring as the best thing she could have done for herself. “I made friendships that will last a lifetime and got my education in peace. I was surrounded by people who wanted to put in the work to understand me. It felt amazing to have an environment where people could relate to my story and wanted my dreams to come true. My experience gifted me with many qualities I will use for a lifetime.”
Teachers described her as creative, hard working, studious, kind and helpful.