Senior Kinsey Stuewe signs her letter of intent to play softball at Allen County Community College Thursday in the library with her parents, Jeff and Deb Stuewe. Photo by Emma Frey.
Senior Kinsey Stuewe signed to Allen County Community College to continue her softball career at a signing ceremony Thursday.
Principal Jan Hutley spoke about Stuewe’s leadership. “I want to say how proud I am, in such a small school as we have, to have so many kids have the potential to go on and play college sports,” Hutley said. “I’ve seen her play softball, and that’s amazing, but I am more impressed with the kind of person that Allen County is getting. They don’t come better than Kinsey Stuewe.”
“I’m fond of small schools,” Stuewe’s father, former principal Jeff Stuewe said, “because of all the things you get involved in and all the opportunities that it presents. But you don’t get there without support.”
Stuewe chose to go to Allen because she liked the coaches and the overall atmosphere of the school. “I really liked what they had to offer,” Stuewe said.
Stuewe was part of the 2018 2A state championship softball team.
Stuewe has been involved in many clubs and extracurricular activities at Wabaunsee High School. She believes she can apply all of these experiences in college. “KAYs and FCCLA and then NHS always helps. SAFE and SADD I think will help me more once I get there, and FCA will help me a lot when I’m there.” Stuewe said. She said KAYs and FCCLA helped her achieve her goals by increasing her public speaking skills. “I really wouldn’t know what to look for if I hadn’t been told while I was here.”
“I’m excited to meet new people and be able to be 18 and work out in the gym whenever I want,” Stuewe said, “and I’m excited to see where the rest of my class goes.”
— Emma Frey, @_emmafrey_