Kendyl Hagenbeck

Your Name
Kendyl Hagenbeck

What High School do you attend?
Mukwonago High School

Please tell us a little bit about your family.
My family and I are very close. They have always supported me in everything I’ve done whether that be school, soccer, or other activities. Without them I would not be the student, athlete, or person I am today.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I am going to Concordia St. Paul in Minnesota where I will play Division II soccer and major in Psychology. My end goal is to become a School Psychologist. I want to help students and staff to have a positive and safe school environment and experience.

What are two of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Sol De Mexico and Culvers

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
If I could travel anywhere I would love to go back to Jamaica. My freshman year of high school I went on a missions trip to Botany Bay, Jamaica and had the most incredible experience. While I was there, I helped open a clothing store that would employ young women so they could go to college. Additionally, my sister and I helped out in the school, teaching classes, playing games and just spending time with the people there. It was an amazing opportunity and I would love to go back.

What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
My favorite tv show is The Office

If you were asked to give advice to your senior class and the younger students at your school, what would you say?
I would say to make the most of what you’re handed. After losing part of my junior year and all of my senior year to covid I have learned to roll with the punches. Things don’t always go as you plan, but your attitude about it can make all the difference. Take advantage and be grateful for the opportunities you do get, don’t worry about the things you’re missing out on. Also, have fun. You’re only in high school once, there’s a lot of things you get to experience as a student at Mukwonago that you will only ever find here. Again, take advantage of all the amazing opportunities like football games, Homecoming, the bonfire and all the other fun traditions we have.

If you were able to be cast as yourself into a television show or series, what show would you want to be in?
The Office

If you could choose anyone to have lunch with, who would you choose? Why? And where, locally, would you meet for this lunch?
I would chose to have lunch with my dad at Culver’s. We already do this pretty often but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. We always order the same food, sit in the same booth and just talk. I’m a pretty busy kid, between school, soccer, work, I’m not at home a lot. When we go out for lunch is when I get to talk to my dad and tell him all the crazy things that have been going on in my world.

What is your favorite thing about our community?
The family environment. Everywhere you go you see a familiar face.

Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
I see myself working towards my licensure to become a School Psychologist and living in Minnesota.

What is something on your bucket list?
Go to a Luke Combs Concert

What is your go to band / singer when you cant decide what to listen to?
Luke Combs

Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
My favorite month is September. I love the weather where you can wear jeans and a light jacket and still be outside. September is also when everyone is excited to get back to school and see each other.

My favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. Every year my family and I go to Potter lake and spend the whole day on the boat. Then at night we watch the fireworks from either in our boat or in the lake.

What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Scoring a goal in soccer

What is something you want to do as soon as this pandemic is finished?
Walk around without a mask !

Who inspires you to be better?
My dad