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Student Spotlight: Kristen Sitzman '18

Sophomore Kristen Sitzman plays in Scecina's pep band, among her school activities.  Outside of school she's passionate about dancing and is a member of Dance Connection,  an elite performance group.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

Scecina sophomore Kristen Sitzman is many things. A confident yet quiet student who excels in French class. A voracious reader currently consumed with “The Hunger Games” trilogy of books. The only girl in a house with three brothers, Nick ’15, Josh ’16 and Jacob ‘21. A Scecina Student Ambassador, a member of the pep band, and an ape in Scecina’s spring musical, “Tarzan.” Above all else, though, Kristen is a dancer, and performing is her passion.

Kristen began taking classes at Tippy Toes Dance Studio when she was 5 years old. Through the years she has spent thousands of hours taking classes, practicing her technique, and rehearsing for recitals. This dedication has earned her a spot in the Dance Connection, an elite performance group that requires Kristen to be at the dance studio five days a week, year round. Although time consuming, her dance education has provided Kristen with many skills that benefit her in her everyday life. She has learned perseverance, time management, and how to accept constructive criticism. Kristen has learned to strive for perfection, but she knows that mistakes are inevitable, and that’s how you grow.

With so much of her time and attention focused on her course work and activities at Scecina, as well as her dancing, Kristen admits that she hasn’t thought much about her future plans for college and career. With her strong academic record and family history, a profession in health care is one possibility. Kristen’s mother, Carol, a graduate of Butler University, is a physician’s assistant. Her father, Steve, is a nurse. He earned his degree from Ball State University. The Sitzman family lives in the Irvington area and belongs to Nativity Catholic Church.

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