The Inspiring Journey of Katie Soudek 

Katie Soudek, a determined and talented 2017 graduate of Hennessey High School, embarked on a remarkable journey. Katie’s story began with a challenge when she lost the hearing in her left ear at the young age of 11. Despite this obstacle, she never let it deter her from pursuing her dreams. In 2014, she received a Baha implant device, which allowed her to continue her passion for music and singing.

Throughout high school, Katie excelled not only in academics but also in extracurricular activities. She was a star vocalist, earning All-State Chorus status for all four years. She showcased her talent by taking on the lead role in the school’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In addition to her musical achievements, Katie served as the junior and senior class president and NHS chapter president and was recognized as an Oklahoma Academic All-Stater.

After graduating from Hennessey High School, Katie’s journey continued as she pursued her higher education at Baylor University in Texas. There, she majored in Psychology and minored in American Sign Language, displaying her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Katie’s dedication and hard work paid off when she was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. 

But Katie’s story didn’t end there. Her passion for helping others led her to pursue a career as a school counselor. Katie started working at Hennessey schools and quickly realized how much she loved the job, which required a master’s degree. For the last two years, Katie has attended NWOSU in Enid. Graduating on May 4th,  Katie is now fully prepared to make a significant difference as a school counselor, empowering and assisting students in reaching their personal goals, much like she once accomplished in Hennessey, where her journey began.