Meet Kayla '20

Kayla distinguishes herself as a leader everywhere she goes. Before her junior year, she attended the Yale Young Global Scholars program, Frontiers in Science and Technology, and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. This busy member of the Class of 2020 is active with the Society of Women Engineers, and is assistant captain of the AngelBots (robotics club).

She is also an officer of Angels Enable, a student group that 3-D prints functional prosthetic hands. Kayla is an award-winning songwriter, and a talented vocalist and cellist. She performs with the AHA Orchestra, and is an officer of Joining Old and Young, a group that presents concerts at assisted living residences. Kayla also sings with the AHA Music Makers. She is a member of the Tri-M (music) Honor Society and the French Honor Society. Kayla recently earned Principal’s List status for her outstanding average. This Angel is known for the exemplary attitude that earned her the S. Catherine Green Kindness Award. Her commitment to respectful communication and acceptance is evident through her work with the Dean’s Council, Journey Toward Justice, the Black and Hispanic Cultural Society, and the Diversity Council. In addition, Kayla is a member of the AHA Varsity Fencing Team, serves as a peer tutor, and is secretary of the Animal Rights Committee. In her community, Kayla is a Gifted Child Society ambassador and participant in the Teen Leadership in Rockland program. She works with People to People to provide Thanksgiving meals for people in need, and recently began volunteering with Project Linus.

More about Kayla:

What is your favorite book? The Alchemist

What is your favorite cafeteria food? Cheese quesadillas

What is your favorite show to binge watch? Avatar the Last Airbender

What is your favorite app? Youtube, as so many people can express themselves in a variety of ways

Best club or sport to join at AHA? Fencing!!

What is your favorite Snapchat filter? I tend not to use them but I do like the flower filter on Snapchat that makes it look like there's a flower in your hair!

What language do you take? French! (6-8 years strong!)

Favorite uniform: winter or summer? Winter! It goes better with the senior sweater!

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