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About ME!. Katharine (Kati) K Rankin. Background Info. Born October 14, 1984 at 4:12 A.M. at Carle Hospital Parents are Kett and Julia Rankin Hometown: Paxton Illinois I’m an only child ! Yes…my middle name is JUST the letter K , no period or ay…its a family thing!
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About ME! Katharine (Kati) K Rankin
Background Info • Born October 14, 1984 at 4:12 A.M. at Carle Hospital • Parents are Kett and Julia Rankin • Hometown: Paxton Illinois • I’m an only child! • Yes…my middle name is JUST the letter K, no period or ay…its a family thing! • My parents divorced my Senior Year of High School
My Parents and ME • This is My Daddy and I at a Panthers Volleyball Game! • This is My Mommy and Me after a Panthers Football Game!
High School Freshman Year: FHA, Student Council Sophomore Year: FFA, FCCLA, FBLA, Girls Basketball Statistician, Student Council Junior Year: FCCLA, FBLA, Panther Pawsee, Student Council, Grade School Mentoring Senior Year: FCCLA, FBLA, Panther Pawsee, ICE (school work program) at the Grade School Graduated from Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School in 2003
MY BEST FRIENDS • Me, Samantha, and Mindi "Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." - Elbert Hubard
High School Jobs • My first job was detassling (worst job ever!!!) • Next job was at Hart’s Greenhouse • I worked at Just Hamburgers, a small one-of-a-kind fast food restaurant, famous in the area • I helped out for the prom season at B & J Bridal Lane
Don’t Drink and Drive and ALWAYS Wear Your Seatbelt • This is me and a great friend of mine who was killed in a drunken driving accident. She was only 16 when she was killed They believe the seatbelt would have saved her life. Please DO NOT drink and drive!
College • Attend Eastern Illinois University • Major: Dual Certification in Special Education and Elementary Education • Involved in Student Council for Exceptional Children and Mentoring Programs
Me and My Roomies Me, Ashley and McKenna We live at Village Pointe Apartments Behind McHugh’s Drive-Thru
College Jobs • Filled in at Just Hamburgers throughout my first year of college when they needed me and I was home. • Summer after my first year, I started at Staples in Champaign and currently work at the Staples in Mattoon.
Hobbies • I enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially my friends little girls! • I am obsessed with skydiving—have done it twice. Have to make the Dean’s List to do it again • As bad as it is, I enjoy working! • ILLI-NO1-S BASKETBALL!! GO ILLINI!
Family • My Dad still lives in Paxton, IL • My Mom lives in Lakeland, Florida • My Mom’s Dad lives in Paxton, IL • Mom’s Mom lives in Gibson City, IL • Dad’s Dad is deceased • Dad’s Mom lives in Denver Colorado • Dad’s Brothers and Sisters are all over the US and Canada • Mom’s Brother lives in Rantoul, IL • Cousins are in Paxton area and All over the United States and Canada
Last Thoughts • “Live Like You are Dying”-Tim McGraw • “You are Beautiful”-My Mom • “A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail, A best friend is the one sitting next to you saying that was fun.”-The Mangels • I LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD!