Derby’s Avery Kelley – Athlete Spotlight Presented By Damm Wellness

Derby senior Avery Kelley will soon be graduating from high school, but her ambition to pursue big career dreams is just getting started. Kelley’s dream of working in the health industry has already begun. After completing her first steps in the medical field as a high school student by passing the certified nursing assistant class and boards, Kelley is now working as a CNA at the nursing home in Derby.

Following in her parent’s footsteps, both of Kelley’s parents work in the medical field. Kelley’s dad worked as a nurse, but now works in infection control. Kelley’s mom works as a dental hygienist.

VYPE Magazine asked Kelley why she has a desire to work in the medical field. She responded with how she is a people person and loves people. Kelley also has an interest in the human body and how it works. A perfect combination for someone entering into the medical field.

During Kelley’s years as a Panther, Kelley has spent her high school years active in a sport during every season. During the fall, Kelley competes in volleyball. In the winter season, she participates in basketball. Once the spring season arrives, Kelley spends her time on the softball field. She is also a member of NHS at the high school. Kelley shared how being a part of sports in high school and placing at state in multiple sports has been a highlight of her years as a Panther.

After graduation this spring, Kelley plans to attend Newman University majoring in pre-med biology. Kelley also plans on continuing her sports career at Newman on the volleyball court.