Kendra, a National Merit Finalist, was Valedictorian of her high school class. In addition to academic success, Kendra was heavily involved in academics, school activities, and the arts. She was the copy editor of her school newspaper, captain of the soccer team, and Vice President of the executive student council. She was also captain of the speech team, and received 5th place in Humorous Interpretation and 2nd place in Broadcast Announcing in the State competition. Kendra considers herself a lover of the arts and has played piano for 12 years and was a captain at her dance studio. She has been very involved with the Youth Theatre of Hardin County, participating in many musicals, such as Bye Bye Birdie, White Christmas, and Peter Pan.