Allow me to introduce myself…
My name is Makenna. I was born in Traverse City, MI to David and Vicki Hogerheide. We live in Kalkaska, which is a small town about 30 minutes outside of TC. I am currently a student at Central Michigan University intending to Major in Biochemistry, with a minor in Leadership. I have always had a deep interest in Science. Volleyball is my favorite sport, as I was team captain all 4 years of High School. Being involved in dance, band, and choir has created the appreciation for music that I possess. Thank you for checking out my blog! I hope you enjoy it.
I have always been very family oriented. Growing up, I don’t think I could have had parents that were more supportive. They continue to love each other and me, more and more every single day.
I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the role they play in my life. I’ve lived in the same small town my whole life, so getting out of it and going off to college was a big jump for me. I love traveling, and I love doing it with my family. However, I would definitely agree that there is “no place like home”. I love living in Northern Michigan, and intend on finding a home for myself here someday. We spend most of our summer days out on Torch Lake, visiting with friends and family.
I often find that I spread myself too thin with too many activities and commitments, but somehow I manage to balance everything and it works out well. My junior year of high school I won the Miss Kalkaska Pageant, and I had a great time spending my year representing Kalkaska, and volunteering with my court. Holding this title and being able to promote my platform of Autism Awareness for my brother was such a blessing. When I wasn’t wearing a crown, I had on a volleyball jersey. I love volleyball, and enjoyed being team captain every year. On the off season, I would go to the open gym sessions my school offered, and I would also head over to the middle school and help our coaches with the middle school volleyball camp they held every spring. Volleyball has been such a big part of my life, and I am extremely grateful for what it has done for me. Another big part of my life is my faith. I enjoy volunteering with DecoTec, which is a program I help at through my church. Being away at college won’t dull my presence in the program, because I intend to continue helping DecoTec grow.