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A Step Above: A Step Above – Kayla McKenna

Silverado High School
Class of 2014

Confidence is key for Silverado Student Body President Kayla McKenna. Self assurance has long been the standout quality of any good leader, especially one charged with overseeing student government, and Kayla helps keep her focus through a desire to create a positive, everlasting impact. Spirited, hardworking and always adventurous, she’s never afraid to break out of her comfort zone; like the great leaders who have come before her, she knows that facing something you fear every day can only lead to stronger motivation, sharper skills and the will to make the impossible a reality. For all that and more, Kayla McKenna rises to – A Step Above.


G.P.A.: 3.4


  • JV Soccer, 2011
  • Women’s Varsity Soccer, 2012-Present; Captain, 2013
  • Women’s Varsity Flag Football, 2013-Present
  • Las Vegas Sports Academy, 2010-Present; Captain, 2012-13
  • Freshman Class Vice President, 2010-11
  • Sophomore Class President, 2011-12; Junior Class President, 2012-13
  • Student Body President, 2013
  • Class Committee, 2011-Present
  • Student Council, 2011-Present

Awards/Community Service

  • Regional Champions (Flag Football), 2013
  • Outstanding Freshman Super Leader, 2011
  • Outstanding Sophomore Super Leader, 2012
  • All Southern Nevada, 2012-13
  • All Sunrise Region, 2012-13
  • All Northeast League, 2012-13
  • L.I.G.H.T. Work Camp, 2010
  • Volunteer with Las Vegas Sports Academy Juniors Program, 2011-Present
  • Special Olympics, 2013
  • Soccer Jam Volunteer Coach, 2010-12
  • Volunteer at Charlotte Hill Elementary School, 2009-Present
  • Youth Leader at St. Thomas More Church, 2013

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “I am very proud of my election as Student Body President because it’s something I have dreamed of accomplishing since my freshman year. It showed that all my hard work has paid off even though I have a lot more work ahead of me. I am also proud of being Captain of my high school’s Varsity Soccer team as a junior. I am proud of this because it showed that I am a leader outside of Student Council and that my coach believed in me.”

Kayla Looks Up To: “Ever since my freshman year in Student Council, Cecilia Fisher has shown me what it is to be a true leader. She took me under her wing and helped me be the leader I am today. She not only displayed leadership in Student Council but also in everything she did outside of Student Council. I look up to her and model how I am as a leader after her.”

Cause for Concern: “I would love to be president or part of Best Buddies because it’s so important that kids with mental disabilities get the chance to experience things and to feel a part of something rather than feeling different. I love how this program makes it easy for teens to interact with special needs kids and make them feel important and like they belong.”



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