East Jessamine senior Daylei DeKrey made her college choice earlier this month, signing with Lindsey Wilson.
DeKrey said a major driving force behind her decision was academics at the college.
“The student-to-professor ratio (was low), and everyone there was so friendly, and every body knew everybody,” she said. “There’s like 2,500 kids at the entire school, and it’s small and really easy to learn in. The professors take time with the students, which is really important for me because I love hands-on and one-on-one help.”
DeKrey is on the cross-country and track and field teams at East.
She appreciated the organization and set up of the programs at Lindsey Wilson as well.
“If you work hard, you’re definitely going to progress,” DeKrey said.
This past fall, she placed 41st in the Region 5 cross-country meet with a time of 25 minutes, 8.4 seconds.
DeKrey has been running cross-country for seven years but only really started to enjoy it more in the last three seasons.