ALEXANDRIA, Ky. - Successful students today don't just excel in the classroom and our latest student of the week is a perfect example. She's a three-sport star at Campbell County High School in Northern Kentucky.
Kennedy Berkley has not only won several state titles in track and excelled in volleyball and basketball, but she has also achieved a high rank in her class in academics.
"There's not a better example of a Campbell County High School student," said Campbell County High School Guidance Counselor, Doug Wainscott. "She loves Campbell County. I mean just a model student. [She’s] a role model for everyone here."
Wainscott says Berkley has become admired, respected and needed by many. Berkley is a member of the National Honor Society, student council and Youth Alive just to name a few. She has a full plate with advanced placement courses and trying to keep up with sports.
"I'm really, really proud! I mean I feel like I've done so much for the school and I've worked really hard and it's all paid off so I'm really excited," Berkley said.
Her teachers say you can't find Berkley not wearing a smile. They tell us Berkley is always willing to lend a hand no matter what it is. She tore her ACL this year during a basketball game, but that hasn't slowed her down from being involved. Berkley's become like a coach to the other women on the court.
"Everything happens for a reason so I feel like this is just helping me for the future. Just being a leader in general as I move on to college and run track there. It will really help me in a coaching role there," Berkley said.
"Kennedy is one of the nicest people that you'll ever meet," Wainscott said. "She's a great student and the thing that I really like about her is what a team player she is."
She's not letting the injury slow her down and she plans on running track in college.
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