Kayla Demel

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Which professors have been your favorites? Why?

Basically every science professor I have had at Southwestern have been amazing. They have always been willing to help me and their doors are constantly open. I know that I can always count on them to assist with any questions I have. They have all definitely helped me learn about myself as a student and grow as a student. The professors have also been helpful in my journey on applying to dental school. They have helped me markup personal statement after personal statement and made sure everything is perfect on my application.

“You know you’re at SC when…”

You can’t walk onto campus without seeing someone you know. Always a friendly smile to cheer you up even if you aren’t having a great day. The atmosphere here is unlike any other. We are a Builder family, and you can see and feel that everywhere on campus.

Why did you choose SC?

Basically when I walked onto campus I felt at home. Southwestern College’s motto is Lux Esto which means “There is Light”. That quote hits home with me because it was what we used when a family member was battling cancer. We said those words many times, because of a song, called “Light” from the musical, “Next to Normal”. The song basically says there will be light in the darkest of times. Southwestern has been a light in my life and has helped me meet some of the greatest people and learn so many amazing things.

What would surprise your high school friends about you now?

My high school friends would maybe be surprised by how many friends I made at Southwestern. Growing up in the same town my whole life, I never really had to make friends. The group of friends I grew up with were my friends throughout high school as well. Now at Southwestern, I have the most amazing people and have formed bonds with people that will last forever.

What are your interests and hobbies?

I am a very involved student at Southwestern, and that revolves around most of my interests. I play tennis and it’s a sport I love and am working to be better at every day. I am also involved in a group called the pre-health professionals. My dream job is to be a dentist, so in this organization I am learning about my future career and the careers of other health professionals. I also helped bring the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization to campus. It has helped me meet and bond with other students on campus who love God just like I do. In my spare time, I also like to do anything outdoors, from hiking, camping, disc golfing, and exploring.

What surprised you about SC?

On my campus tour I remember her talking about the Builder family. I figured it was a cliché thing they told all students to get them motivated to come to Southwestern. After my first month on campus I realized I was incredibly wrong. Everyone is so supportive of each other and we are a family here from all over the world which is one of the best things about Southwestern.

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