Gillespie High School’s Haylie Kirkwood has announced she will enroll at Illinois College in the fall and compete as a member of the school’s track and field team.
Kirkwood, a native of Dorchester, earned eight varsity letters at Gillespie competing for the school’s track and field and basketball teams. As a member of the track team, she helped her school to three county championships, three conference championships and a sectional championship during her prep career.
An honor roll student throughout her high school career, Kirkwood has also been active in the National Honor Society. In addition, Kirkwood was honored as co-valedictorian of her graduating class.
Kirkwood plans to pursue a degree following Illinois College’s pre-medicine career path.
Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.
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