By Desiree Williams
Katy Liddell graduated from Fishers High School in 2013 and graduated from Purdue University in May. She majored in speech, language and hearing sciences with a minor in human development and family studies.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?
A: I’d probably have to say science was my favorite just because it was the most interesting to me. It was a lot of like hands-on projects and just different from all the other classes.
Q: Do you remember your most influential high school class or teacher?
A: I’d say anatomy because that was kind of the class that got me interested in the health care field and wanting to have a career in the field.
Q: Were you involved in any teams or clubs in high school?
A: The dance team for four years. I was on the varsity team for four years, which kept me pretty busy.
Q: What was your favorite part about that?
A: My favorite was competing and going to nationals, where we got to travel to Florida and compete in a bigger atmosphere with more teams.
Q: What do you miss about high school?
A: I miss everything. Just growing up with the same people, living here my whole life and going to high school and taking on high school with everybody that I knew was very different than college, especially going to Purdue, which was so big. Just knowing so many people and being comfortable all the time, I definitely miss that.
Q: Did you join any other teams in college?
A: I was on the Purdue Golduster Dance Team for all four years I was at Purdue, which was a great opportunity. I got to do a lot of performances at sporting events, around the community and at Purdue, which was really nice and helped get me more involved in the campus and the community.
Q: What would you say is your dream job?
A: Hopefully, the end goal is to work as a speech pathologist in the school system with younger kids.
Q: What’s your next step since you just graduated?
A: I’ll be heading to Indiana State University in August to start my master’s program, which will be two years long.
Q: Do you have any advice for kids going into high school or college?
A: Just work hard, obviously, through all the academics, even when it’s things you don’t want to do, but it’s worth it in the end. Get involved and do things that you love, or that are fun to you, because ultimately that will, I think, make the journey better.