senior feature: Trysten Zavesky

‘Set goals for yourself.’


Trysten Zavesky will be a 2021 graduate of Iroquois High School in May. She is the daughter of Nikkole and Cody Barth, Huron and Donald and Elizabeth Zavesky, Iroquois.

Throughout high school, Trysten has been involved in the following:

Activities: HOSA, IPAT, Spanish Club

Sports: Track

Honors: National Honor Society

One of Trysten’s favorite school memories was qualifying for the National HOSA leadership Conference in 2019. She and her team received third place for their Home Health Aide event. After graduation, Trysten says she will miss being in HOSA the most because it has changed her life.

“Being a part of HOSA helped me feel like I was truly a part of something and is where my interest in the medical field started,” stated Zavesky.

She has some great advice for younger classmen.

“Set goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them. It will be worth it in the end. You can’t expect to get something great in return for doing nothing.”

The person Trysten admires most is her grandfather, Robert Kokesh.

“He has always encouraged me to work hard to accomplish my dreams and goals. He has always believed in me and never stopped telling me how proud he is of me no matter what I do. He has always been my greatest inspiration because he is a great reminder that hard work pays off,” stated Zavesky.

Currently, Trysten’s plan after high school is to attend the University of South Dakota and pursue a career in pediatrics to become a pediatrician.


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