By Marsha Shomidie
VP, Pleasant Plains Branch Manager
Pleasant Plains High School senior, McKenzie Ragle, is one determined student and dreams of working for NASA. McKenzie was most recently selected as the March Senior-of-the-Month by faculty and staff based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
McKenzie is a member of National Honor Society, science club, student council, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) and the Society of Women Engineers. She is a cardinal ambassador, works at Passage (Providing After School Supervision And Great Education) and plays softball. McKenzie is a two-time varsity softball team captain, earned the physical fitness award, received the hardest working player award and made second team all-conference (2016 & 2017).
She plans to double major in electrical engineering and computer science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. After college, she hopes to one day work for NASA.
The Senior-of-the-Month Program is sponsored by Illinois National Bank. Monthly winners receive a $50 award. They are also in the running for the $500 Senior-of-the-Year Award also sponsored by INB.