Kyle J. Mark The big details of a small town guy

"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." -Christopher Reeve
I am more than a diagnosis.

My Diagnosis

as written by Dr. Mithri Junna, MD of Mayo Clinic

"I do believe that his diagnosis is that of primary generalized epilepsy, likely of the juvenile myoclonic type. This would fit with his clinical seizure types of absence seizures, myoclonic jerks, and generalized convulsions. His EEG certainly supports this diagnosis"

Epilepsy is defined as:

"A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance loss of consciousness or convulsions associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain."

My Educational Goals

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and anticipate to graduate in May of 2020.

Work Experience

2013- Mowing Lawns

2014- Park Retail Sales Representative and Mowing Lawns

2015- Super 8, Park Retail Sales Representative, Mowing Lawns

2016- Park Retail Sales Representative, Pizza Ranch certified Employee

2017- Pizza Ranch certified Employee, Cashier at Gordy's Grill and Fill, North Dakota High School Activities Association accredited Speech and Theater Judge

2018- North Dakota High School Activities Association accredited Speech and Theater Judge

Community Service

  • Kids in Motion Mentorship Program
  • Church Youth Groups
  • Volunteer at Boys' Basketball Camp (for 6 years)
  • Bell-Ringing for the Salvation Army
  • Helped Sandbag for the flood of 2009
  • FCCLA (more details below)
  • Volunteer at YMCA EasterEGGStravaganza Event
  • Volunteer at YMCA Spooky School Bus Event


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  • Made tie-blankets for Sanford Children's Hospital
  • All ND FCCLA Chapters raised a total of $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network (our chapter raised $325)
  • Made gift baskets for Service Dogs for America
  • Decorated gingerbread cookies with Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Made homemade ice cream with Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Made Fall Displays for outside of Elementary, Middle and High School in FACS 2
  • Made Holiday Displays for outside of Elementary, Middle and High School in FACS 2
  • Made gift baskets for people in need in our community
  • Baked cookies and gave them away for free to our students during National FCCLA Week
  • Served Orange and Rootbeer Floats for free to our students during National FCCLA Week
  • Delivered Valentine Table toppers and Chocolate Roses to residents of Beverley Anne Assisted Living and Parkside Nursing Home
  • Built Cardboard Play Structures for Elementary Students in FACS 2
  • Sewed and donated Pillowcase Dresses to a local church to be sent to Africa
  • Sponsored "Caps 4 Cancer" in our school (students paid $1 to wear a hat) all proceeds benefited Relay for Life
  • Sold Ribbons of Hope at sporting events, all money raised went to Relay for Life
  • Raised money to go towards a "Major" refurbishment of local Rose Street Park (community raised $27,000)
  • Raised and Donated money to go towards "Save Our Scenic" Project. We helped save the "Oldest continuously run theater in America!"
  • These events are some of the MANY Community Service Projects we have done throughout my years in High School

My Interests

  • Cross Country
  • Drama
  • Speech
  • Musicals
  • Library Club
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Pep Band
  • Boys' Basketball Statistician
  • Church Events
  • Traveling
  • Technology/Computers
  • Political Activist
Achievements and Honors
  • Cross Country team Varsity Team Letter winner(7 years)
  • Cross Country Bronco Award (team member that shows school pride, positive attitude etc.) 2015
  • Ran 300 miles Summer 2015
  • Cross Country Hardest Worker Award 2015
  • Boys' Basketball team Varsity Team Letter winner (4 years)
  • Speech Varsity Team Letter winner (4 years)
  • Speech 2014 Region Champion (Humorous Interpretation)
  • 2016 Speech Assistant Coach
  • Speech Honorable Mention at State Competition
  • Drama Varsity Team Letter winner (4 years)
  • 2015 Drama Outstanding Actor Award at Region Competition
  • 2014 Drama Play Region Runner-up (State Qualified)
  • 2014/2015 Drama Entire Ensemble Cast Award at Region Competition
  • 2015 director for Lisbon High School Holiday Spectacular Drama Night (due to time restrictions we were unprepared and decided to cancel)
  • 2015/2016 Drama Assistant Coach
  • 2016 Spring Drama Play lead character
  • High School Band perform at Disneyland and at a University in New York City
  • Co-Producer of Veterans' Home Video for our Speech Class
  • Awarded Teacher's Pet and Most Dramatic for "Senior Mosts" in yearbook
  • Member of 2016 Snoball Royal Court (this includes my campaign strategies)
  • Student of the Month (5 time winner)
  • Dollars for Scholars scholarship recipient
  • Graduated with Honors from Lisbon Public Schools (3.317 GPA)
  • Awarded onto the Dean's List at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Lisbon High School

Bronco Marching Band

performing at Disneyland in June of 2016

Our band practiced for the entire school year, and we got accepted. We were almost going to start and I had to sit down and not march because of my epilepsy. I had an intense migraine (a trigger) and was way overheated and therefore was unable to march. We practiced the entire year and one horrid migraine ruined everything for me.

My Crazy Side!

Nobody is a perfect robot. The camera cannot always be a friendly creature and that is why I love these pictures. These pictures capture the silly and candid moments that no one gets to see when you apply for a scholarship!

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How would this Scholarship benefit me?
This scholarship will not only help with my financial obligations to Minnesota State University Moorhead, but it will help ease the financial burden so I can achieve my academic goals.
Epilepsy does not define me. I define Epilepsy.
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Kyle Mark


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