Not only is Honor Kehde an excellent student and a three-sport athlete at Sacred Heart High School, she is also a caring and kind individual
Many times, Kehde has helped this low-vision sportswriter to a place of safety in the darkness outside the Sacred Heart gym after a contest.
“I like helping people,” said the 16-year old junior. “I will help you anytime.”
Kehde has a 3.89 grade point average on 4.0 scale, scored a 21 on the ACT, but promises she will take it again.
She is considering playing sports in college. She is undecided where she wants to go after Sacred Heart, but said she wants to major in pharmacy.
Kehde has played soccer since kindergarten, playing in the Paul Klover League, several traveling teams and has played two years as a defender at Sacred Heart, scoring five of her six goals as a freshman. As a sophomore, she made All District, All Central Region and Honorable Mention All State while the Lady Gremlins won their first-ever district and sectional titles and made the Class 1 quarterfinals.
She also played volleyball and basketball while growing up and has played two years of both sports at Sacred Heart.
She is taking weighted courses Trigonometry/Math Analysis, Advanced U.S. History, English Composition I and College Algebra this year.
“Academics are more important.” she said.” You have to have the grades to play.”
Kehde is a member of the National Honor Society and a past member of the Speech and Debate Club.
Her hobbies include reading and spending time with her friends and family.
She has an older brother, Lakin, 18, and a 2012 graduate of Sacred Heart and now attending Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City on a soccer scholarship; and a younger brother Edason, a third grader at Sacred Heart.
She is the daughter of Tabitha and Roger Kehde, Sedalia.