North Young Achiever
School: Kaitlyn will start the second grade at Highcliff Elementary School.
Family: Parents, Karen and Karl; a brother, Hayden, 9; and a sister, Alyssa, 5
Noteworthy: Kaitlyn recently won both the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Loyalty Day poster contest for first-graders sponsored by the Ross/West View Veterans of Foreign Wars and the poster competition for the VFW district, which includes several communities. She received about $50 and a trophy for winning the competitions. Participants were instructed to make a poster describing what loyalty to America means to them. Kaitlyn's poster showed firefighters, police officers and soldiers above a skyline and said: "Loyalty."
Hobbies/Interests: Kaitlyn likes drawing, swimming and playing outside. Her favorite subject in school is math.
Quote: "The poster was optional, but it seemed like fun. I got to draw and color," Kaitlyn said. "It took me five recesses to finish it."