by Gina Greco
Town of Webb senior Holly Kalil, 18, transferred to Webb school from Inlet Common School in the seventh grade.
In the fall, she is planning on attending Utica College to study Physical Therapy.
“I am very interested in the subject,” she said.
Local Physical Therapist and TRX instructor, Joanne Maly, has been valuable in nurturing her interest in the field, she said.
“I started going to TRX classes, and it was really fun to me. I really would like to get into the sports aspect of it,” Holly said.
Holly said her favorite class is Advanced Placement Biology.
“Learning more about the topic is really fun to me,” she said.
Her favorite teacher is Mr. Kinney.
“He’s really cool,” she said.
Holly has played volleyball, track and soccer for the Town of Webb.
“I don’t have a favorite—I like them all,” she said.
Holly is a member of senior chorus, and also participated in the Webb Drama Department’s production of “Bye, Bye, Birdie” in the ninth grade.
She is a member of Varsity Club, Big Sisters Club and the Yearbook Staff.
Outside of school, she is an avid sports participant.
Since she was thirteen, she has worked at the Tamarack Café in Inlet.
Holly said it’s hard to choose a favorite genre of music.
“It’s all good,” she said.
Her parents are Andrew and Michele Kalil, of Inlet.
Andrew is a police officer in the Town of Inlet and a Student Resource Officer at Webb school.
Michele is a banker at Adirondack Bank, in Old Forge.
Holly has two brothers, Waddie and Tory.
She has a cat and a dog, and said she will miss her cat when she leaves.
“I’m going to miss my friends, and how small and close-knit the community is, when I head to college,” she said.
Her plan for the summer is to make a lot of money working at the Tamarack Café, she said.
Holly said she is looking forward to graduation for a number of reasons.
“I’m ready to leave Old Forge,” she said.