Whiteland Community High School’s valedictorian grew up knowing her parents never got the jobs they wanted.
Kristen Dyer’s father is a union carpenter but talked about wanting to be an engineer. Her mother works as a veterinary technician but wanted to be an accountant.
She knows her parents weren’t able to get the education they needed for the jobs they wanted. That motivated her to focus on school, and now she’s graduating at the top of her class.
Dyer will be headed to DePauw University in the fall to chase her dream job of becoming a research molecular biologist and working with genetics.