As I am sure this is just one of the many awards that this young lady will receive throughout her life, there is no more deserving student for the 2017-2018 Webster County STAR Student that Kaylee Hughes. She is a young lady that I look at as one of my own children. John Wooden once said “If you are afraid to fail, you will never do the things you are capable of doing.” As one that is never lacking for confidence, she has met every challenge thrown at her without fear of failure. She has helped lead her softball team to back to back state playoff appearances while battling through injury while also working to graduate at the top of her class. It is simply not in her make up to settle for second best. It is this determination and grit that has led her to achieve this great honor and is what will continue to push her to achieve many more awards. To have been chosen as her STAR teacher is an honor that I am deeply humbled by as I am glad to have been able to play a small role in her life.