Standout Student: Fourth Baptist Christian School’s Abigail Kolacz
Abigail Kolacz is a senior at First Baptist Christian School in Plymouth. She has been playing in the handbell choir since seventh grade.
“I enjoy being part of a group,” says Kolacz. “You may only be playing two bells, or three, or four bells, but then when you put it all together you make this beautiful piece.”
Kolacz has embraced the small school atmosphere of First Baptist and taken advantage of being able to participate in several clubs and activities.
“Because it is a smaller school we have a lot of opportunities to try everything,” says Kolacz. “I’ve been involved in music things, band, handbells, choir, ensemble, as well as sports. I’ve played soccer, basketball and volleyball here and been in a play that we had. And so its just cool to be a part of everything and get to try new things and see where my interests are.”
A serious, dedicated student
Teachers say she’s a mature student who takes her involvement seriously. Science teacher Kristen Mulnix has taught Kolacz several science courses and had her in her homeroom for six years.
“I feel like if I had to pick someone out of that class who was most mature, I would have chosen her even as a seventh grader,” says Mulnix. “She’s always been a kind of serious person. She takes things seriously.”
Kolacz enjoys science too. She plans on attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia to pursue a degree in athletic training. Then she hopes to go to grad school for a degree in physical therapy.
” I’m hoping to go into the medical field, physical therapy, so I enjoy biology and chemistry,” says Kolacz.
Teachers have no doubt that Kolacz will do well.
“When I think about Abbey, I think about a person who is really, really thoughtful about her work and just has this desire to do her very best,” said Mulnix.
This humble twelfth grader has an amazing toolbox of talent to tackle the life ahead of her and keeps school and herself in perspective.
“I just have to say thank you to God for the talents and abilities that He’s given me because He’s the only reason that I am what I am today,” said Kolacz.