Name: Ashlyn Vander Stelt

Parents: Bruce and Kristina Vander Stelt

Hobbies & Interests I have always loved to bake since I was a little girl. Every Friday, I would go to my grandmother’s house and we would bake cookies for the local fire station. I also love to sing and play instruments. I play trumpet, piano, and violin. Another thing I have loved sing I was little is musical theater and acting. I have been part of the school musicals and plays all four years of high school. This year I have the honor of playing Annie in our school’s musical Annie!

School Activities I love music so I am involved in all possible music activities. I am in choir, chamber singers, concert band, orchestra, jazz band and speech. I am also in the school musical this year as Annie!

Spare Time Activities I love to play piano and sing. I am always singing no matter what I am doing; I sing while I’m driving, cleaning, cooking, or just laying in bed. I also love to bake! For the past year I have been baking something new every chance I get. 

Education/Career Plans My future plans are to take a gap year after high school to go apprentice at a bakery in Virginia, then hopefully get a Baking and Pastry Arts Degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City. 

Past Tulip Festival Participation When I was in Elementary school I did dutch games, then dutch dancing in middle school along with marching in the band. Freshman year I made it into Dutch Dozen and have done that every year along with marching in the band and dutch dancing.  I was also in Beauty and The Beast both years, and made it into Cinderella, but unfortunately it was cancelled.