Congrats to the Grand County High School students of the month!
Staff at Grand County High School have named Kylee Coleman and Elias J. Patterson as the school’s March students of the month.
Senior Kylee Coleman (parents: Paul and Sara Coleman) is extremely active both in and out of school. Kylee is the secretary of the senior class and the National Honors Society chapter, as well as playing volleyball and basketball. She mentors a young person through the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s Amigos to Amiguitos program and volunteers at many local events including the Red Rock Arts Festival and the Youth Garden Project Harvest Festival. She helps in her church as well! “I love to support my community,” Kylee said.
In school, Kylee has benefitted from classes that are geared toward her career goal of becoming a nurse. While still in high school, she has enjoyed taking chemistry and medical anatomy classes as well as starting a Certified Nursing Assistant class at the college level.
“One valuable thing I learned at school was the importance of never giving up,” said Kylee. “The benefits of not giving up are sometimes hard to see, but when they come around, it will be the greatest achievement.”
Senior Elias Patterson (parents: Jen and Jody Patterson) is deeply musical: he is the Grand County High School Sterling Scholar for music and is active in the school marching band, which he proudly notes won third place at the State Competition in 2019. Elias also received first place in Region Drama last year, along with Willow Nichols. After graduation, he intends to attend college for music performance.
Like Kylee, Elias volunteers with the Amigos to Amiguitos program and also helps at the Humane Society. In some ways, Elias has already been attending college: he works as a facilitator at Utah State University Moab Extension, proctoring exams for the students.
“Everyone says you have to make the most of high school because it’ll be gone before you know it,” Elias advises other high school students. “I do think it’s a good thing to live in the moment, but high school will come and go, and you will still have so much of your life to live. There are better things ahead than your high school career.”