A day where nothing goes right becomes inspiration for graduates

• Academic banquet speaker


Lynn L. Martin

The Alva High School Academic Awards Banquet was held on Monday, May 7. The following high-achieving seniors received academic cords, stoles or medals. Front row, from left: Anna Shelite, Maya Stewart, Karsyn Madrid, RayRay Bell, Bianca Ruiz, Tatum Hughes, Camryn Wren. Second row: Tatum Rouse-Murphy, Karlee Dietz, Blake Mieser, Kaleigh Henke, Hayden Vasquez. Third row: Shadi Nettles, Julie Owen, Caleb Chapman, Emmanuel Fragosa, Callie Duncan. Top row: TW Beiswanger, Max Parsons, Lane Scarbrough, and Cade Madsen.

Have you ever had a day where nothing went right for you? Kindsey Ely has. A former teacher, she transitioned into the financial world, no small feat. A few days into starting her first position in this new field, she found herself involved in not one but three car accidents in one day! (Everyone came out fine.)

At this point, many people would have called it a day, went home, and waited to start all over again. But Ely has a different outlook. As soon as the third accident happened, her friend turned to her and, concerned, asked if Kindsey was alright. Kindsey just laughed, even to the po...

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