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Isabelle Gehrke


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Hello! My name is Isabelle Gehrke. I am a senior in high school and live on an acreage. I have a golden retreiver named Cooper. I love taking care of people and my pets. I have a huge interest in dermatology and anything that has to do with the skin. Along with that I am a huge fine arts kid. I love singing and playing a variety of instruments such as the guitar, trumpet, ukulele, and mandolin. I am currently president of the student council so I have a lot to manage, but I think I am a very good leader and someone people feel like they can look up to. I hope people can always feel welcome around me and I love spreading joy and happiness in other peoples days.


Okoboji High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology

    • Examine skin and Intern a Nurse Practitioner

      2024 – 2024



    2020 – 20244 years


    2020 – 20244 years


    • Lettered in it


    • Okoboji High School Musical

      Guys and Dolls
      2023 – 2023

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Multiple Different Ones — Completed 307 Silver Cord Hours
      2019 – 2024

    Future Interests




    Keith D. Abens Memorial Scholarship
    The thing about me is that I have never been involved in just one activity. Throughout my high school career, I have done practically every fine arts event. From musicals/plays and solo ensembles, to individual and large group speeches and being involved in the different bands and choirs. The amazing thing I can say is that I don’t regret doing any of it. All of it has truly changed me as a person and made me a much happier individual. Music is such a big part of who I am and so I hope to continue pursuing it even throughout college by being a part of the choir. Getting to share my singing voice and other musical abilities makes me happy because it usually seems to make other people happy too. Even just singing at my church on Wednesdays and Sundays brings me so much joy. I am so passionate about all of these activities as they bring out the best in me and allow me to make connections and friendships that will last a lifetime. In the end, it's not about the music made, instead, it’s about the journey you took to get there and the rollercoaster ride you experienced in order to grow. I hope my love for music will never die. To be honest, I have never fully been an expert at managing all of these passions of mine, but over my high school career I have found that communication is key. In order for you to be successful you need to communicate with your coaches and leaders so that everyone is on the same page of understanding. It took me so long to figure out how to do this properly, but over the years coaches and teachers became more understanding that I was in multiple events and that those events didn’t always match up on timelines. It has been a bit of a struggle, but one I am proud and glad I went through. It taught me a lot about multitasking and needing to speak up for myself to be able to do all the things I want to be involved in. When it comes to academics I just have to stay on top of my school work the best I can, and if anything, I just communicate with my teachers when I need more time or assistance. It has never been easy as it gets so busy and time consuming, but I find it to be a skill I am very successful at now. Being involved truly helps you time manage and it has helped me to be a more proactive individual overall when it comes to my education. I have loved all my time and the amazing experiences I have gotten to be a part of with Okoboji High School's fine arts. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me!