“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out you PASSION. For your passion will LEAD you directly to your purpose.”

Passion: (noun) strong and barely controllable emotion

My passions are what I want to live my life pursuing. I truly believe that if you don’t love what you do then you shouldn’t be doing it, so I am going to work my hardest to make sure that I am happy for the rest of my life, because I am doing what I love to do. When I am not doing something that connects to my passions, it feels like a part of my life is missing, like there is a chunk that is just left wide open. My passions aren’t just my passions, they are what make me who I am and they are the things that people remember most about me, I am Sadie Kessler the girl who kills it on stage and makes people feel like they have a place in this world.

“It’s the adrenaline rush you only get from being in front of an audience. It’s addictive”


Talent shows, musicals, plays, karaoke, choir, anything that has to do with performing gives me life. I use my skills to express my emotion and relieve my stress,

National American Miss Pageant, Talent Competition July 2016

unless it is the reason for my stress. If there was one thing I could do for the rest of my life, this would be it. I have fallen in love with the heat of the lights and the adrenaline that comes right before the start of a performance. When I step onto the stage I strive to provide that first time experience, because for some people in the audience this may be their first show and for some it may be their last. I have always been a dramatic person and I love using my skills to portray another character or tell a story and it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.

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Playing the role of Sandy pictured above. Fenton Village Players presents “Grease” Summer of 2016

When I am not in a show or preparing togo on stage, I feel like there is something missing in my life, like I am not myself, but it wasn’t until I went five months without stepping foot on a stage did I realize what I was missing. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always told people that I was going to be a star, and I know that I will because I will work hard to live my life through my passion, whether that will be on broadway, just planting and belting to my own music, or using what I do to help others, I’ll find out soon enough.

“It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing something you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.”

-Charles Lindbergh

Leadership and Service

Pictured: Holly High School 2015/16 E-Board Taken at the MASC/MAHS state conference in March of 2016 at Traverse City Resort

As a young 8th grader, I was introduced to a Mrs. Haley Street, the Holly High School Leadership Advisor, and that is where it really began. I spent all four years of my high school career in the Leadership program, got involved in approximately 8 other organizations year round, chaired multiple committees, planned numerous now annual events, went to nearly every MASC/MAHS event that was offered to me, completed nearly 350 hours of volunteer service .

Pictured: Gold Team LAS 2016 cohort on our Orientation Day

To end my high school career and begin my college journey, I was chosen out of 2,000+ applicants to be a recipient of the Leader Advancement Scholarship to Central Michigan University. Because of this scholarship and it’s protocol I will be able to continue my leadership development during the next few years here at CMU. When people ask me how I manage so many different activities, I put the method to my madness quite simply, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” I think that Maya Angelou said it the best, and that’s my story so I’m sticking to it!