It is almost time to say goodbye to the class of 2017 and with them we must say goodbye to one of Lowry’s best athletes to go through the school. Kenadee Jeppsen is a three-sport athlete and has racked up some incredible achievements during her time at Lowry High. She played as a forward and midfielder on the varsity soccer team all four years of high school. She was also a part of a very successful basketball team. This year they took 2nd at state and was named Second Team All-League. Jeppsen excels in both of these sports, but track is where she shines brightest. She competes in four events: the 200, the 4 by 400 relay, high jump and long jump. Last year Kenadee won the state title in high jump her junior year clearing a height of five feet, four inches. This year Kenadee ended her year with another state title in the 4x400 meter relay.
Athleticism goes a long way but so does practice and Kenadee has worked extremely hard to become the athlete she is today.
“I started playing soccer when I was seven and my parents got me into that but I had always wanted to play. The next year I began playing basketball and my friends got me into that because they were all starting to play too,” said Jeppsen. “ In seventh grade I started track when I was 12. My parents also got me into that because my mom was really good at track in high school.”
To Jeppsen the sports she plays are more than just games, they are a huge part of her life and she has enjoyed each of them.
“What keeps me so into sports is just the thrill of representing our school and being on such great teams. For soccer I love playing with my team on the field. For basketball I love playing in front of the big crowds that get me pumped and excited. For track, I love waking up early every Saturday and competing for myself. It feels good when I do well and set a new personal record,” said Jeppsen.
Besides playing sports she enjoys being a normal teenager.
“My favorite hobby is playing sports and laying in bed. When I’m not doing sports or at school I hang out with my friends or lay in bed and watch Netflix:),” said Jeppsen.
Kenadee also mentioned that she could not do what she does without the support of her mom, Jaime Jeppsen and dad, Byron Jeppsen.
“My parents have had a huge impact on my life in my teenage years. They’re always helping me, supporting me, and pushing me to do my best. I also have two brothers. Hayden who is 20 and Evan who is 16 but I also can’t forget about my dog Koda. Koda is definitely my favorite one of them all,” Kenadee said.
Sadly her time at Lowry is coming to an end but Kenadee has made so many memories during her high school years.
“My greatest memory in high school is hanging out with my friends and making good memories that will stay with me forever. My greatest memories in sports is winning state in high jump and the 4x4,” said Jeppsen.
Jeppsen has big plans for the future and will begin college at the University of Nevada Reno this fall.
“I plan to go to college at UNR and study nursing or elementary education and live a happy life,” she said.