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William Kuhl


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I am a leader in NHS, Student Council, Band, Native Youth Council, Knowledge Bowl, and FFA. These experiences have allowed me to grow as a leader and a person. I am well-rounded and can identify the value in the work I do every day for myself and for others. Whether we are leaders, or followers, we all play an important role. The FFA motto includes LIVING TO SERVE and it’s powerful. FFA is community minded and steers members to make positive impacts on ourselves and our communities by not just performing community service, but BY LIVING IT. Service to others is natural when I enjoy it and understand the value. I enjoy time spent in service to others and I take the greatest pleasure from being able to MULTIPLY THAT SERVICE when leading and encouraging others to do the same. If I can help someone, that’s great. But, as a leader, if I can inspire 50 people to each help someone, that’s fantastic for everyone involved! I am ready, determined, and empowered. Today I am a confident leader. Today I am ready to make tomorrow better for me and for others because living to serve continues to be just a normal part of my way of life. Outside of school I enjoy tinkering with anything mechanical, play in the Community Band, volunteer to mow at our local cemetery, participate in Taps Across America, am involved in 4-H, and recently joined the Sons of the American Legion, to name a few of my interests. I am eager to pursue a degree in engineering, but just as importantly, I am eager to use my degree to have a fulfilling career and a lifetime of leadership, dedication, and service.


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Civil Engineering
  • Minors:
    • Engineering, General

Hot Springs High School - 01

High School
2018 - 2022


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Engineering, General
    • Civil Engineering
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      senior engineer



      2021 – 20221 year


      • Varsity Letter Winner, South Dakota High School All-State Team


      • High School Band

        Concert Band, Pep Band, Marching Band
        2017 – 2022
      • High School Marching Band

        2020 – 2022

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        National Honor Society — volunteer
        2019 – 2022
      • Volunteering

        Community Band — Volunteer Trumpet Player
        2016 – 2022
      • Volunteering

        FFA — volunteer
        2019 – 2022

      Future Interests