Lindsay Awards: Advanced Notice
To say Kristin Waggoner has shown promise at a young age would be a huge understatement. But saying Waggoner will become a new leader in Lindsay’s future wouldn’t be overstating things.
Waggoner is currently maintaining a 3.46 GPA while taking advanced English, Spanish, Physics and Calculus. She is also an AVID student and a member of the National Spanish Honor Society.
And in between working in a snack bar and participating in fundraisers on campus, Waggoner finds time to practice and even travel as first baseman for the Lindsay High School softball team.
“I have this schedule that I use to keep on track and if I need to stay after school I just call my coach so I can get my work done because academics come first here,” said Kristin Waggoner.
Her success on and off the field, as well as her dedication to her school made Waggoner an easy choice for Lindsay’s 2012 Youth of the Year.
“It really is an honor because I have heard in the past all these top students receive it,” said Waggoner. “I really didn’t expect me to get it. So when I was called up there I was really shocked.”
Despite all the academic, athletic and extracurricular accolades, Waggoner remains humble and does things without the expectation of recognition.
The only thing the Lindsay High School senior is eagerly expecting is to hear from the colleges to which she applied.
After college, Waggoner plans on on returning to the Valley to become a social worker for abused children. Waggoner’s passion for helping children is evident in the countless hours she volunteers at Washington Elementary School as well as collecting food items for needy families during the holidays.
Waggoner is the oldest child of Danny and Lisa Waggoner and an older sister to Daniel and Nicholas.
Waggoner has a tender and compassionate heart but what is most contagious about her is her smile. She is one of those kids that will continue her education at the next level and represent the community of Lindsay.