Katie Guyot


Juggling orchestra, the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Free Press, a pet rabbit, the position of activity director of National Honor Society, Writer’s Club, seven pet cats and three AP classes, it is a wonder that senior Katie Guyot has been able to navigate her life thus far with such grace and poise.


“Katie Guyot is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet,” senior Jenny Gottstein said.  “She is always thinking of others before herself.”


Even though Guyot is one of the top 50 influential people in the school, she is still trying to process her achievements, remaining incredibly humble.


“I find it really strange when people compliment me,” Guyot said. “I don’t take compliments well.  I’m always the person who tries to disprove them because I really don’t understand. I think I’m incredibly lucky to have such a supportive community of people around me.”


While many students spend their afternoons watching tv or hanging out with friends after school, Guyot is almost always immersed in her textbooks, studying. She regularly stays awake until two or three in the morning finishing her latest assignment from AP Calculus AB, AP Literature and Composition, AP Politics or another one of her homework-intensive classes.


“I’m a perfectionist,” Guyot said, “and I’ve gotten better with it, I think, this year just because … I think I may have taken on a little bit too much. I cannot be satisfied unless I try my absolute best … It’s not a good habit to be in because that’s how you end up staying up until two or three in the morning.”

Guyot’s sedulousness almost kept her from going to one of the classic senior year highlights: prom.


“[I wasn’t going to go because] I just figured AP tests [are] coming up, and prom isn’t really my thing,” Guyot said.


Guyot’s plans were altered, however, when she was elected to prom court by her peers.  While she felt privileged to be held in such high regard by her classmates, Guyot put off her preparation for the event. Her mother finally decided to order her a dress for the occasion, so Guyot wouldn’t be left scrambling at the last minute.


“I’m not really sure how I got on prom court,” Guyot said. “I am so, so honored that people voted for me, and it really made my week that week.  It’s so nice of people to do that.”


Guyot’s disbelief at the admiration of her peers augmented when the names of the winners of prom king and queen rang out from the microphone.


The senior class had spoken. Katie Guyot had been elected Prom Queen.


“It was definitely not the outcome I was expecting, and I probably didn’t breathe the way I should, so I felt like I was going to fall off the stage,” Guyot said.


The success that this mild mannered, studious prom queen has experienced in high school is likely to continue after graduation.


Guyot will attend Kenyon College next year and focus on her passion for writing. Her future career is undetermined, but she knows that she wants to go into an English field.

“I have so many ideas for careers that it’s basically like having no idea at all,” Guyot said.