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Shaylyn Walsh


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Keyport High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Kathryn Graham "Keyport's Mom" Scholarship
      One may ponder, what exactly is the most important thing that can be taken away after four years of attendance at Keyport High School? For me, the answer is simple; to give back! I, Shaylyn Walsh, am a senior at Keyport High School and I aspire to earn a college degree in a field where I can emulate the most valuable lesson I learned…to give back; to help; to empower; to make a difference, a positive impact, on as many lives as I can. During my high school career I prided myself on achieving high grades and involving myself in sports and clubs. I lettered in each sport I played , each season, every year. I played varsity soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, and track. I also was part of Key Club, Debate club, TV club and a 2024 class officer. Through my vast involvement as a student athlete I was able to capture how important and influential people can be in the life of a young adult. With my own eyes, in my four years of high school, I was able to see firsthand how teachers, coaches, advisors, and our very own athletic trainer can positively impact lives. I spent many hours with these professionals and walk away truly touched. My teachers not only gave me academic content knowledge, but they always went above and beyond to guide me through valuable life lessons. This fostered academic success and self confidence. My coaches, of all disciplines, taught me the incredible power of leadership skills, teamwork, dedication, perseverance and accountability. My advisors showed me how exploring interests and being involved made highschool fun and creates a sense of community and unity. Lastly, our athletic trainer showed me how knowledge, patience, and nurturing enables an athlete to perform to his or her best ability. These influential people helped to shape who I am today and inadvertently led me to pursue a degree where I can positively impact as many human souls as I can. I plan to attend college where I will earn a degree in Nursing. I am hopeful that this degree will allow me to give back to all people of all ages that are in need of care. I not only plan to make a positive impact on my patients, but also on their families. To be faced with sickness, physical or mental disease, injury, or any situation that compromises independence or overall well being is challenging. I aspire to be the ray of sunshine that can bring positivity and hope to all affected.