Senior Spotlight: Krysten Caballero

Glendale Preparatory Academy February 2, 2018

Krysten Caballero, a senior at Glendale Preparatory Academy, is a student who truly embraces both aspects of the moniker “student-athlete.” Krysten is an accomplished multi-sport athlete, but her true passion lies in tending goal for her club soccer teams which she has been a member of for seven years. Her stellar soccer skills attracted a wide range of interest from colleges and universities around the nation, but Krysten knew that academics would be secondary to athletics if she were to pursue a path that would take her to a Division 1 school. For Krysten, academics are as important as athletics, and she realized that in order to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian, she would need to find a school where she could get a good education while continuing to play soccer competitively.  Krysten is now considering offers from several different Division 3 schools and we are sure that she will make the best decision for her.

How has Glendale Preparatory Academy prepared you to succeed after graduation?
I knew that GP would be rigorous and it was especially so since I went to a traditional public school before coming here. My education at GP helped me to succeed by teaching me that if I needed or wanted help, I could ask and teachers would be more than happy to help. The close, tight-knit community here made it easy to get help, and I know that is what I want from my college experience. I don’t want to be at a school where I will be just a number.

What is a memory from Glendale Prep that will always stay with you?
That’s a great question. About two weeks ago, the girls’ basketball team and the JV boys’ basketball team were at an away game and eating lunch together. The girls started singing a song, and the boys responded with a song of their own. This went back and forth for several songs. I know it’s a simple thing, but the camaraderie that we have here at GP is so amazing.

What advice do you have for younger students at GP?
Realize your limits, but lean on others for support. Always remember that your schoolwork is most important, but you also need to make sure to spend time with your friends and family doing things that you enjoy. Life is a balance.

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