May 20, 2015 7:18 PM by Ross Field
Kylee Rasmussen wants to make a difference in the world, a desire far more important than any athletic accomplishment, but she has plenty of those too. The Las Plumas senior is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week. Action News Now's Ross Field filed this report.
"I want to influence other people in the world with what I can do," said Rasmussen. "It may not be a huge impact but I'd like to do something to change the lives of other people for the better."
Listening to Kylee Rasmussen speak, it is clear she has a plan. The Las Plumas senior has a 4.6 GPA. She's the senior class president involved with several clubs on campus and she also performs community service through Habitat for Humanity.
"Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization. They are involved in building homes for people who are less fortunate. Community service is supposed to be a selfess act but I think it benefits you so much and it makes you feel so good about yourself," said Rasmussen.
Kylee will attend Sacramento State where she wants to study computer engineering.
"It's just always struck me as something that can lead to a successful future. It's constantly changing which means I'm going to be in a field where I'm constantly learning new things and trying to make a difference through technology," said Rasmussen.
Athletically, she makes a big difference for Las Plumas, participating in basketball and track and field. She was third on the basketball team in scoring and second in assists, but it's on the track where she makes the biggest impact. Rasmussen does the long jump and triple jump and also runs the Thunderbirds' relay team, which took first place in the Butte View League championships.
"We've come a long way and we're going to Division's this year and we've got a chance to take first or second and that's exciting," Rasmussen said. "I like to push myself both physically and mentally."
Las Plumas High School's Kylee Rasmussen is our Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.