FRONT ROYAL — Kali Slate, 18, doesn’t have to go inside Skyline High School any more; a graduating senior, her classes are all over and her grades are all in.
But the soon-to-be graduate has continued to go inside the building, remembering the times she had at the school.
“It really just gets you choked up sometimes because you’re just reminiscing over everything,” Slate said.
Slate served as her class president from sophomore year until senior year and played basketball and soccer throughout her time there. She was a small forward in basketball and played a number of positions in soccer.
“I’ve played pretty much anywhere that was needed, depending on the circumstances of the game,” Slate said.
Slate said that she particularly liked the welcoming atmosphere at Skyline, saying that students and staff got along with each other.
“The staff is really supportive of anything you do and will help you figure out things, as well,” Slate said. “I definitely wouldn’t be who I am today without their guidance.”
Next year, Slate is set to attend James Madison University, where she plans to major in intelligence analysis. Eventually, she hopes to work in the FBI.
She said that intelligence work seems like something she “could prosper in and enjoy completely.”
While at James Madison, Slate hopes to continue playing sports, although she doesn’t have plans to play varsity sports, as she did at Skyline.
“I might try out for club sports — probably soccer — or just play intramural,” Slate said. “But I’m definitely going to stay active in those aspects.”
When: 8:30 a.m. June 2
Where: Hawks Stadium (151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal