Caroline Kranick, Holy Cross High School

May 21, 2019

Caroline Kranick excels on both the court and in the courtroom. In March, Caroline contributed to the success of two different district championship teams over the course of one week. As a captain and starting player for the Holy Cross girls basketball team, the daughter Robert and Colleen Kranick assisted the Lady Crusaders in capturing the program’s first ever district title. “I have been a part of this basketball program ever since the summer before my freshman year of high school and have developed a close bond with my teammates, so it was truly gratifying to witness our efforts come to fruition in this way,“ she said. A few days later, she acted as an attorney for Holy Cross’ mock trial team and helped the team win its second straight district championship. Caroline is also an active volunteer. Last summer, she and a group of her classmates spent a week in New Jersey to help families recover from hurricane destruction. As a four-year member of student council and current vice president of the National Honor Society, Caroline has had the chance to give back in ways ranging from welcoming new students at the annual freshman orientation to planning Easter egg hunts for children within the community. For the past 15 years, Caroline has taken classes at the Carmel Ardito School of Dance. She also loves to read and see Broadway shows. In the fall, Caroline will attend the University of Notre Dame with a major in English, with the ultimate goal of attending law school. She hopes to eventually work in human rights or environmental law. “I have always desired to work toward justice for those whose rights are most at risk,” she said. “I truly believe it is our responsibility to leave our worldly community in a better state than that in which we found it. However, it is also our responsibility to have some fun in the process.” — SARAH HOFIUS HALL

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