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Scholar-Athlete of the Week: Katherine Pearson

Rich Donnelly
Updated: May 26, 2020 10:36 PM
Created: May 26, 2020 06:51 PM

KENDALL, N.Y. (WHEC) — It's only fitting that Katherine Pearson blasts softballs into the sky, the Kendall senior will study aerospace engineering at the University of Buffalo next year.

"It started when I was a kid, we'd always have bonfires at my house because we're in Kendall, that's what we do, we'd sit out and watch the stars and it would always fascinate me how big it is," Katherine said.

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Katherine leaves Kendall as a three-sport athlete who won a Sectional title and State championship as part of the soccer team as a junior, something the entire community became a part of.

"There were Facebook posts about it, a filter you could put on your profile picture, it was so cool and then to come home to firetrucks and our whole town in front of the school was so cool," Katherine recalled.

The valedictorian of her class, schoolwork has been her focus for her entire academic career, but Katherine also finds meaning outside of sports and school. She also volunteers with a program called Glasses for Kids.

"The kids are so sweet and the impact it has on me as a person is very important to me," Katherine said.

Keep making a difference, and congratulations Katherine Pearson, the News10NBC Scholar-Athlete of the Week!


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