Tuesday's Teen

  • Senior is ready for next move

    Kelsey McGuffin always is a team player.

    The Central Hardin High School senior and softball shortstop is getting every experience she can to help others before starting college in the fall.

    Kelsey has been playing softball since she was 5-years-old.

    “It’s basically been my life,” she said.

  • Leadership and dance keep Abby Hughes focused on her future

    Abby Hughes serves as a voice for her student body, loves to dance and found strength in her brothers after her father’s death.

    The 18-year-old John Hardin High School student is a member of the Super-intendent’s Student Advisory Council.

  • Roles span spectrum for teen

    Whether dressed in black as Morticia Addams or in pink as Elle Woods, 17-year-old Clara Wilson has played a variety of characters in a wide spectrum of works.

    Wilson has appeared in productions at Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, including roles as part of Central Hardin High School drama club and with Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Sisters share interest in musical theater

    Katey and Sarah Parlow are a lot alike and they’re different. When you tell them that, they’ll say “we get that a lot.”

    “Somebody told me yesterday that we’re alike, but we don’t act alike,” Katey said.

  • Elizabeth Biggs dances her way to a bright future

    Central Hardin High School senior Elizabeth Biggs balances life in the dance studio with her faith and working with special needs students.

    She’s worked at Center Stage Dance Studio in Elizabethtown since the end of her sophomore year. She teaches a preschool and middle school dance classes and works in the boutique.

  • Teen offers fund-raising support for mom's battle with cancer

    Courtney Atcher has run a few races in her years at Elizabethtown High School, but she is cheering her mother, Dana, to victory.

    Atcher, 18, had been on the cross country team as recently as last fall in this, her senior year, and she’s hoping her support and efforts will help her mother beat a diagnosis of cancer.

  • Cole Overman continues family wrestling tradition

    Cole Overman may seem tough when he's in his wrestling singlet on the mat but any other time, he's just a regular high school senior with a dream. His dream is to become a teacher, specifically to kindergartners if given the choice. 

  • 18-year-old finds joy in 'helping youth'

    Mariana Arce’s focus goes beyond academics to helping those in her community and beyond.

    The 18-year-old Elizabethtown High School student began volunteering with Mission Hope for Kids in October.

    “I work with the Hispanic students there and help in translating and teaching them English, which I love,” she said.

  • Teen continues lifelong involvement in performing arts

    When he was 3, Holden Wiggins saw a production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” in New York City.

    “It was the first professional thing I’d ever seen,” said Wiggins, who is a junior at John Hardin High School junior.

  • No business like snow business

    Dakoda Rothermel and Marco Quiros took turns plowing the snow-filled parking lot at Janes Realty Group in Elizabethtown last week during one of their snow days. This is how they spent most of their time out of school and they didn’t mind.

    “Last night we worked probably until 3:30 in the morning,” Quiros said, adding they began a day of work at 9:30 a.m.