NWSI 2019 Queen

NWSI Queen Katelyn (Katie) Anne Kelly

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I am a graduate of the Chicago School of Phlebotomy.

I have always been proud of my nearly 100% Irish heritage.   My father’s parents were born and raised in Ireland. As a young child I took Irish dancing and obtained a love of Irish music. Being brought up in an Irish home, celebrating our heritage was always a big deal in my family. St. Patrick’s Day parade was always a must as was the Irish American Heritage Center. My grandmother was teaching me Gaelic up until her death. I am and always have been proud to be an Irish American.  I have volunteered for many charities including but not limited to; Chicago Cares Inc., Feed my Starving Children, JDRF.