STATESVILLE, N.C. --South Iredell senior Kaitlyn Kent has a lot to be thankful for: the swimmer is one of 12 finalists in the country for the Wendy s High School Heisman award

Kaitlyn will make the trip up to New York City on December 7 for the final ceremony.

Not only does Kent, who swims for Swimmac, dominate in the pool, but also in the classroom. And she also has been flying planes since she was 13!

She couldn t be happier that all the hard work has paid off

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