Kissell photo

Karmen Kissell stands in front of her school’s sign bearing an ominous message. Kissell just completed her last year of high school and will be honored as Southwestern’s salutatorian at graduation ceremonies next month.

Karmen Kissell, Southwestern High School’s salutatorian, always knew she wanted to go into engineering.

Next year she will study biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. She hopes to get into a job where she can design prosthetics and artificial organs.