Little Falls Community High School is pleased to announce that Kaleese Kuchinski-Helgeson has been chosen as the Girl of the Month for October 2019. She is the daughter of Mary Kuchinski and Robert Helgeson.
Kuchinski-Helgeson is a three-sport athlete for the Flyers, participating in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Additional activities include being a two-year LINK Leader and a member of this year’s Homecoming Committee. Her academic success is noted by her unblemished GPA, her induction to the LFCHS Honor Society as a junior, and her continual presence on the honor roll.
Volunteer activities of Kuchinski-Helgeson include participating in the Kindness Retreat and sharing her time with younger players in the girls basketball program. Additionally, Kuchinski-Helgeson can be found working a number of hours each week.
Tara Jordan, high school health and physical education teacher and basketball coach, is honored to share words on behalf of Kuchinski-Helgeson. Jordan shares, “Kaleese truly epitomizes Flyer Pride and what it means to be a high school student at LFCHS. She is one of the most ambitious students I have had the chance to work with during my tenure. Kaleese balances many tasks of a high school student with determination and perseverance; whether it’s maintaining a 4.0 GPA, participating in extra-curricular sports, volunteering and providing direction on various committees within our school, or working several jobs outside of the school day, she balances her time effectively and is extremely organized and responsible.”
“Kaleese demonstrates tremendous leadership qualities and often puts others ahead of herself. She has a keen sense of humor and can make the best out of any situation. I believe one of Kaleese’s biggest strengths is her strong work ethic and passion to purse lifelong success now and in her future,” Jordan concludes.
Andy Ward, high school science teacher says, “it is my pleasure to help recognize Kaleese Kuchinski-Helgeson for Girl of the Month. This young lady is absolutely spectacular! She is as charismatic and personable as any student with whom I have crossed paths. Never at a loss for words and sharp as a tack, it seems Kaleese can banter and converse with anyone. She has a magnetic personality and is an absolute joy to have in class.”
Even though Ward does not currently have Kuchinski-Helgeson in class, he appreciates that she still stops by frequently to chat. “During these visits, we play a little game of seeing who can create the most unique word from the element symbols on the periodic table. Believe me, this game is not for everyone. It is so much fun having students around who are not just here to learn, but make learning fun! Students like Kaleese make the high school a great place to be,” continues Ward.
Kuchinski-Helgeson lists playing volleyball, basketball, and softball; working, and hanging out with friends as families as hobbies. After graduation, she plans on attending college and pursuing a career in the medical field.