Senior Profile Olson Earns Success In Variety Of Areas
Froid High School senior Kaylee Olson seems happiest when she is either behind her camera or on the ranch taking care of her cows.
Her involvement in school has included Business Professionals of America, FFA, Explore America and being manager of the football team.
She is this year’s school president for BPA. Her experience includes qualifying for the national conference for advanced interviewing skills as a freshman. She likes competing in computer skills events as well.
Olson and her teammates have also enjoyed a great deal of success in FFA. District honors have been earned in floriculture, agronomy, vet science and livestock judging. Outside of school, she is a former Roosevelt County Fair grand champion for market steer and has also earned honors with her swine and heifers.
She is looking forward to this year’s process with her steer. “He will be a good steer,” Olson said. “I like his body structure.”
After high school, she plans to attend Miles Community College to earn an associates degree in animal science with an emphasis on pre-veterinary, nutrition and bio-technology or genetics.
She says she doesn’t want to become a veterinarian, but she especially loves spending time with cattle.
“It brings me a lot of joy,” Olson said. “It’s such an interesting animal, once you learn about them.”
What also brings her joy is her photography business of KJ Photography. She hopes to continue developing her photography skills in college, perhaps shooting for the rodeo or basketball teams. She likes taking sports photos, but her favorite subjects are western and livestock photos.
Olson works for Kaitlyn’s where she provide drinks and cooks on the grill for Kaitlyn Dahlberg.
She describes Dahlberg as her favorite teacher and a mentor.
Olson’s favorite class is industrial arts with teacher Robert Smith.
“It’s something we haven’t had in Froid,” Olson said of shop classes offered by the agricultural education teacher. “It’s fun to complete projects and to get away from papers and technology for a while.”
Olson, who has attended Froid Schools since kindergarten, appreciates the atmosphere.
“I like how everybody knows everybody, and that the teachers are real understanding,” Olson said.
She also says the relationship between older students and young students is beneficial.
“The little ones definitely look up to the older students here,” she said.