Seated L to R: John Kinser (Kaylee’s father), Kaylee, Heather Kinser (Kaylee’s mother) ; Standing L to R: Mikeala Kinser (Kaylee’s sister-in-law), John Kinser (Kaylee’s brother), Jerry Doyle (CHS Cross Country & Track Coach), and Dylan Kinser (Kaylee’s brother)
Recently, Charlestown senior Kaylee Kinser was surrounded by family, friends, and coaches as she signed her celebratory letter of intent to attend school and run cross country and track at Hanover College next year.
Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.
Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.
When asked about her choice to attend school, major in computer science, and participate in athletics at Hanover College with the Panthers, Kinser replied, “In choosing where I wanted to attend college, I found that Hanover stood out to me. Getting to know the college and its cross country program, I felt more at home than anywhere else. The college is a tight-knit community that fosters a unique bond between students and faculty, which I deeply appreciate. Hanover just checked off all the boxes I set for where I wanted to go. I’m immensely thankful for my family, coaches, and teachers who have supported me; I wouldn’t be where I am without them. I’m thrilled to embark on this journey to further my academic and athletic career at Hanover!”
Charlestown cross country and track coach Jerry Doyle had this to say: “It has been a joy coaching Kaylee for the last 4 years in both cross country and track. She is one of the all-time best runners in Charlestown’s history! She sets goals, and then does the necessary work to reach those goals! She is an example of hard work and dedication that the underclassmen can look to if they want to be successful. I look forward to watching her excel at the next level, but we will definitely miss her!”
WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Kaylee and wishes her a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.
Article contributed by WPMQ Staff Member Trenton Doss