Writer Tom Scanlon
Photographer Jamie Pogue
We could make a fortune, you and I, if only we could bottle what Kate McCulley has: A drive to succeed, an inner voice telling her to work hard and do her very best in sports and in class, a little whisper of “forget the party, there’s work to do.” Imagine being able to sell that to parents who have to remind/encourage/nag their kids to do homework!
At Boulder Creek High School, the self-driven Kate McCulley is a 4.3 grade point average student, scoring high grades in challenging advanced placement classes. In her final year at Boulder Creek, while other seniors might be cruising a bit, Kate is taking AP physics, AP calculus AB, AP literature and composition, and intro to art.
In addition to playing on the tennis and volleyball teams at Boulder Creek, Kate plays on a competitive club team and was one of 12 girls selected to the Arizona High Performance Youth International Volleyball Team.
On top of her academic and athletic...