Hard Work Pays Off For Senior Student
Thereâ€™s doesnâ€™t seem to be enough time in a day or enough sports seasons in a year for Wolf Pointâ€™s energetic senior Katelyn MacDonald.
MacDonald already competes in volleyball, basketball and track for the Wolf Point Wolves. She also loves playing fast-pitch softball during the summer. Still, she would love to find the opportunity to wrestle and box as well.
When she was younger, she enjoyed success as both a wrestler and boxer. She even earned the runner-up honor for top female boxer in the state when she was 11 years old.
She doesnâ€™t rule out a return to the ring at some point. â€śIâ€™ve been thinking about it a lot lately,â€ť MacDonald said of boxing again. â€śI was pretty good at it. It made me find myself. I was able to view things differently.â€ť
For now, she is keeping plenty busy trying to reach goals in school sports. She is co-captain and a four-year starter for Wolf Pointâ€™s volleyball program. She placed fourth at the state track meet in the javelin as a sophomore. She is also a returning starter in basketball.
MacDonald, who holds the schoolâ€™s record for girls with a dead lift of 315 pounds, is known for her hustle plays and dedication in all sports.
â€śItâ€™s because I really enjoy the feeling of winning,â€ť she explained of giving her all on the court. â€śItâ€™s not for me, but itâ€™s for my teammates.â€ť
Her dedication doesnâ€™t stop outside of the athletic fields. She is the student council president, a member of the National Honor Society and also the senior class president.
â€śIâ€™ve wanted to be a leader and work to make a difference in the school,â€ť she said. â€śI want it to be more welcoming here.â€ť
Just like her junior year, her class load includes three dual-credit courses. She is studying college algebra and introduction to sociology this fall. One of her interests is art, and she earned a first-place honor in the Keep Montana Green art contest for her entry, â€śSave Our Prairieâ€ť when she was a sophomore.
On weekends, she finds time to be a CNA at the hospital in Poplar where she works additional shifts during the summer.
â€śI love my co-workers and gaining medical experience,â€ť MacDonald said. â€śI learn a lot every single day there.â€ť
Sheâ€™s unsure of where she will attend college, but she wants to study nursing. She will probably compete in either volleyball or track at the collegiate level.