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Class of 2018 Student Profiles: Kendra Laidig "Kingsmen of the Year" & Schmucker Award winner

Kendra Laidig

Kendra Laidig carved her name into Penn High School lore by earning both the Kingsmen of the Year and the Schmucker Awards at the Class of 2018 Senior Recognition Night ceremony on Tuesday, May 15. It was quite a surprise for her. Click to read more about Senior Recognition Night and the other student awards.


The Kingsmen of the Year Award is determined by a vote by students, and the Schmucker Award is an award determined by faculty vote.


And as you watch in the latest Class of 2018 student profile on Management and Business Academy student Kendra Laidig, she’s made the most of her time in high school—taking advantage of every opportunity placed in front of her from running track to participating in DECA …



Laidig is one of Penn’s 17 Valedictorians and was one of six National Merit Scholarship Finalist. She also won the prestigious Lilly Endowment Scholarship Award, which gives her four years free tuition to the college of her choice in Indiana. She will attend Butler University and plans to major in Health Care and Business and minor in Spanish.


Commencement is Friday, May 25 at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavillion and this year’s graduating class boasts 869 Kingsmen!


Click to watch the other Class of 2018 Excellence Happens Here student profiles on Penn-Harris-Madison’s YouTube channel.