The Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) has announced that Kendal Hendrickson has been chosen as the Girl of the Month for May. She is the daughter of Allison and Michael Hendrickson.
During her high school career, Hendrickson has participated in cross country and Nordic skiing all four years of high school and three years in track. Hendrickson has been a state participant in skiing all four years, was named All-Conference three years and was the section champion for the past two years. She was named the Brainerd Dispatch Athlete of the Week and the St. Cloud Times Nordic Skier of the Year and Athlete of the Month. Hendrickson has been active on the Homecoming Committee and Target, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
“It has been my distinct pleasure being one of Kendal’s instructors. Kendal brings a very special kind of enthusiasm to a classroom,” said Randy Tabatt, social teacher. “I really enjoy Kendal’s passion for the things she feels strongly. Kendal always brings a smile and conscientiousness to class. Having a young person like Kendal makes teaching a real pleasure. Kendal makes me proud to be a teacher and proud to be a teacher in Little Falls. Little Falls should be proud of people like Kendal Hendrickson.”
Kolbi Grant, guidance counselor, said, “I’ve had the privilege of knowing Kendal Hendrickson as a friend and guidance counselor at Little Falls Community High School. She is a trustworthy, reliable, good-humored student and friend who is supportive of others in and out of the classroom.”
She said, “During her high school career, Kendal has taken a rigorous course load and excelled. Her personality shines in her extra-curricular activities where her competitive streak serves her well. Throughout her high school career, she has suffered repeated injuries and setbacks only to come back fighting her way to the top. Miss Hendrickson has been impressive to watch as a three-sport athlete competing in cross-country, Nordic skiing and track. She has demonstrated diligence, perseverance and commitment to every task. She has been an excellent role model for the younger athletes, teaching them that no matter what happens, they must never give up. I am confident Kendal’s work ethic will assure her continued success, and I wish her much luck at St. Scholastica. I will miss her infectious smile, her energy and her outgoing personality at LFCHS.”
In the community, Hendrickson has been active in her church, as she has taken mission trips. She has taught Sunday school and worked in the church nursery. She has also participated in the River Rat Run.
In her spare time, she enjoys being active and spending time outside, skiing and babysitting.
Hendrickson plans to attend St. Scholastica to major in the health field and continue Nordic skiing.
The Girl of the Month is sponsored by the Little Falls Exchange Club.