Georgia College & State University

06/13/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2024 22:01

Class of 2028: High school valedictorian excited to pursue pre-med at GCSU

By University Communications Intern, Sicilia Reed

F irst year student Lindsey Kreschollek of Ty Ty, Georgia, is excited about coming to Georgia College & State University after earning valedictorian status from Tift County High School.

When most children are asked what job they want to do when they become adults, the options are usually similar: doctors, firefighters or even recently influencers. However, for one young girl, reaching academic achievement throughout her high school career was her goal from a young age. Kreschollek knew she wanted to do many things throughout her time in high school, including becoming valedictorian of her class of over 500 students.

Linsey Kreschollek
Kreschollek knew her passion for academics, community service and dance could be combined into a vigorous college career at Georgia College.

"I chose GCSU because of the small, family atmosphere," Kreschollek said, "I'm from a small southern town in Georgia. So, I want a place that feels like home."

During her time at Georgia College, she hopes to pursue a major in pre-medicine with a minor in business.

"I've always wanted to work in the healthcare field," she said. "I've always been involved in health-care clubs and everything else. I am even going to shadow at a pediatric clinic this summer. And then I like the business aspect of it, as well. I've always wanted to be like a world changer and help people. So, I can really do that through that. And I like making people feel better, getting to know different people and making those connections."

A self-described "busybody," Kreschollek knows beyond the classroom she wants to engage with clubs such as the GCSU Sassycats to connect with her competitive dance experience, as well as academic programs like Leadership Academy.

"I'm just looking forward to making those connections and friendships with a lot of new people!"

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