Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that Petra Elbert of E. St. Louis has been named the 2013 KC Paul Simon Student Essay Award Winner.
Petra is pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree and will graduate in 2014 from Kaskaskia College. She is a 2012 graduate of East St. Louis High School.
Petra’s essay, “How Community College Changed My Life” expresses how Kaskaskia College has influenced her life by helping her become a better student and giving her a sense of self confidence and an overall better outlook on the future. She says, “Attending a community college has been a great experience for me. My grades are better than ever and I am on target to graduate in two years. I am getting closer and closer to my dreams. Community colleges change the lives of many students and I am proud that I will be a community college graduate”.
Petra has been an outstanding student representative for KC as a member of the Blue Angels basketball team.