My name is Kaily Werthem. I am deeply honored and grateful to be recognized by the Gulf Coast Athletics Club as a Scholar Athlete. First, I would like to thank those who have helped me become who I am. I would not be who I am today and would not have this opportunity without the love, time, support, and dedication of my parents, Carl & Judi Grant, the GSHS Coaching staff, Coach Akins, Coach Blake, Coach Reinhardt, Athletic Trainers Alisha Tolbert and David Elliot, and Principal Veazy.
I am a senior at Gulf Shores High School. During my 4 years at Gulf Shores High School I have maintained a 4.6 weighted GPA and have actively participated in three to four sports per year. In May I will graduate with full honors earning the Endorsement Diploma, which means I have taken the highest honors/AP classes available to me for all four years of high school. I began my career in high school athletics at the age of 12, in 7th grade, by running for the High School Track team and playing soccer for the High School Junior Varsity Team, eventually moving up to Varsity.
During my time attending Gulf Shores I have participated in four Sports. Cross Country - I qualified for State each time I participated in the 6A sectional qualifying meet and currently hold two school records Soccer - I held a starting position all three years of my high school career and was Captain of the team during my Junior year. Track & Field - I qualified to compete at State almost every season and placed in the top 20 in the state in two separate running events. Additionally, for the past two years I have been part of the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training team assisting our football players and coaches during the Football Season. Being part of the Sports Medicine team has helped me narrow down the path I would like to pursue for my future career.
In 2014 I was the first Gulf Shores High School student recognized by the Mobile Optimist Club by being recognized as the Cross Country “Runner of the Week” by the Mobile County club. Over the course of my High School Sports Career, I made “All County” for Cross Country, Track & Field, and in Soccer.
Aside from the time and attention I dedicate to academics and sports, I am very involved and regularly attend Liberty Church, and I participate in National Honors Society, Juniorettes, Senior Task Force, Leadership in FCA, Key Club, and Peer Helpers. I work with Elementary and Middle School aged children weekly and volunteer at the Elementary school assisting teachers weekly.
I am currently undecided as to where I will attend college; however, I would like to attend a 4 year University as I plan to pursue a career in Sports Medicine.