Kappenman is a multi-sport athlete competing in volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track & field for Montrose High School. She ran a leg on the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 meter relays that hold the current school records. Her relay teams placed at the state meet in all three sprint relays, finishing as high as 4th in the 4 x 400 meter relay. Kappenman was twice voted as Most Valuable Player and Most Improved on the team.
Paula is the daughter of Brad and Karen Kappenman of Montrose, SD. Paula's planned major at Dakota State University is Graphic Design.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State Sports Information Director