Kayla Gercak
Kayla Gercak
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portage, Michigan
High School: Portage Northern
Major: Nursing


MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019)


Why did you choose to attend Hope College? Cross country, classroom sizes, and the faith-based education environment/community.

If you have chosen a major, please explain how you plan to use it after graduation: To become an RN in a pediatric or family hospital with hopes to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you: Psalm 51:10. I enjoy this verse because it is a reminder each day to ask God to give me the patience and strength that I need in order to imitate and serve Him with the purest of intentions. It also focuses on God's ability to renew His beloved children, they need only to ask.

What is your favorite memory from a community service project you’ve been involved at Hope? Operation Christmas Child- wrapping presents and writing Christmas cards to under-priviledged children across the world.

Where is your favorite place on campus? The mini Chapel in Graves because it is quiet and peaceful and a nice play to do a devotion! Or the Pine Grove because it is great for hammocking, doing homework, and socializing with friends.

What is your favorite pre-game music? Anything fast and upbeat!

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be? Gymnastics because you are overall super fit and because you can do amazing tricks.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Draw close to God, trust in His will and work hard in all that you do with all of your heart.