Meet Kelsey Hendershot

Meet Kelsey Hendershot

Meet Kelsey Hendershot

By Joan Frances | Photos by Meliezza Walker –

 Fort Bend Christian Academy in Sugar Land is an outstanding school with highly qualified teachers devoted to the teaching field. Students are fortunate to learn with a strong educational program that is academically challenging and spiritually uplifting. Seniors graduate with much more than an education. They possess strong values and beliefs to make the world a better place to live. One senior who has achieved unprecedented success in academics, sports and extracurricular activities is Kelsey Hendershot.

Kelsey ranks fourth out of 98 students in her senior class with a GPA of 5.583/5.0. She is on the “A” Honor Roll and takes all honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and president of the National English Honor Society and French Club. She is also a member of the Student Leadership Community. Kelsey was recognized as Most Outstanding Student and was awarded the AP Scholar Award.

200-kelsey1When asked what value Kelsey lives by, she said, “I live by truth. This ideal plays into every aspect of my life, especially leadership and academics. To be an effective leader, one must be able to guide others in the face of truth instead of shying away. To be honest and transparent to others allows a person to connect with them in a way that builds trust. In academics, truthfulness is the cornerstone to a student’s career. In order to be a successful student, one has to first be honest with herself and decide to take responsibility for every action. Being at a Christian school has also taught me about the Truth that comes from the Word of God, which plays greatly into my education and leadership as well.”

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Kelsey is a talented golfer. She is captain of the girls’ varsity golf team and was awarded Most Improved Player and the Scholar Athlete Award. She also managed the varsity volleyball team for three years.

When asked why being a leader is so fulfilling, Kelsey said, “The three areas that I hold a leadership position in are very different, yet equally fulfilling. Being the captain of the girls’ varsity golf team has given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing girls who I never would have spoken to otherwise. Being the president of the French Club is fulfilling, because I get to provide ways for students to have a better understanding of the French culture. Being a leader in the National English Honor Society gives me the ability to organize events and hold meetings while discussing pieces of literature with other students.”

Kelsey also plays the piano and guitar. She is a deacon at First Colony Christian Church and attended Eagle Week mission trips for the past four years, giving her time to working on service projects for the homeless in Nashville, New York, Seattle and Costa Rica. When asked what she will treasure the most about her high school experience, Kelsey said, “I will treasure the friendships that I have made. It is really important to find people who will stick with you through everything, and I am so blessed to have been able to find a few of those throughout my time at Fort Bend Christian. Even the friendships that did not last have been able to teach me very important lessons about myself and life in general.”

Kelsey will be attending McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin next year and will major in marketing or management. Congratulations on your accomplishments and talent Kelsey, and good luck as you continue to benefit the world.