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Pinckneyville Top scholar Kyle Kreger.

Byline: Kyle Kreger

Kyle Kreger finished first in his class at Pinckneyville Community High School.

Q. How did you stay focused all four years of high school?

Kyle: I involved myself in various sports and clubs through my high school. I would stay involved with school activities and not lose focus from outside distractions. Although I made sure to remain focused, I had to allow for some fun time, so I did not become overwhelmed with all of my tasks.

Q. What are your immediate plans?

Kyle: Next year I plan to study mechanical engineering at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and minor in math as well.

Q. What are your long-term goals?

Kyle: They include finding a local and well-paying job as a mechanical engineer, finding a wife and raising a family when ready, and living the most enjoyable life that I can.

Q. What adult in your life made the biggest impact on you?

Kyle: Mr. Kyle Heckert made the biggest impact on my high school career and subsequent choices. Aside from the abundance of mathematical knowledge I gained from him, he taught me to maintain a great work ethic. I learned that I will be challenged many times throughout life, and that I need to keep striving to overcome these obstacles to become the best I can be. Lastly, he taught me to remain positive because nothing worth it in life is given, it must be earned.

Q. What will be your favorite high school memory?

Kyle: Going to the basketball state finals my senior year.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:May 22, 2018
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