Katy Calarco is a senior and honor roll student who has excelled in her academics at Jamestown High School.
Though she has performed well in all areas of study, Katy has a special interest in the sciences.
"I'm more of a science person," she said. "It's very practical and I'm a practical person. You don't have to make inferences out of it and it's concrete. I like that there's always a straightforward answer rather than having a bunch of different answers and interpretations of something. Also, you can always observe something and look at it and find something amazing in it."
Katy's interest in the sciences has a focus on biology and psychology. She is planning on going to college for and pursuing a career in psychology.
"I like learning about the mental diseases and trying to solve and treat them, so that has to do with the psychology aspect as well as biology and medical school," she said.
Currently, Katy is hoping to attend the University of Rochester, with Case Western of Cleveland serving as her backup. She applied to both colleges on Nov. 29. She is confident that she will be accepted to at least one, if not both colleges.
Katy has also demonstrated a superb amount of leadership abilities in her extracurricular activities. She has served as a squad leader for the percussion section of the JHS marching band, president of the Raider Readers book club, and president as well as treasurer of JHS' French Club.
"I feel like I do have a personality for leadership but I feel like a lot of the time when I get to a club, it just kind of happens that way," she said.
Katy is also involved with Key Club and National Honor Society, which affords several volunteering opportunities including helping other students through tutoring. She is also involved with the yearbook committee. Outside of school, she teaches a sixth-grade Sunday school class at the Holy Apostles Parish of Jamestown.
She has also taken a total of nine Advanced Placement courses between her junior and senior years, with each course offering two college credits. This year, she is taking courses such as physics, biology and english. Last year, she completed courses in psychology, english, U.S. government and chemistry.
Katy expects to receive anywhere from 10 to 18 college credits by the time she graduates from JHS.