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EHS Senior Spotlight: Meet Kayla Hawkins

 

Kayla HawkinsThe school year is winding down, do you have any ‘words of wisdom’ to share with your classmates as we are still navigating the COVID-19 health crisis? I think the best thing to do is look towards the future. Things are still messy and we may be unsure right now, but things will eventually turn out and we need to remember that.

What do you want people to know about Ewing High School that they might not know? There are so many different kinds of people at Ewing, and they all have their own unique talents. There are so many cultures in Ewing that you can learn about through the students.

In which activities do you participate in school? I am on the Girl’s Tennis Team and a member of the Key Club. I also participate in the Pit Orchestra during the school musicals.

What activities do you participate outside of school? Outside of school, I participate in numerous volunteer activities with my church.

What accomplishments are you most proud of? One of my biggest accomplishments is when I completed Mission Serve. It was so cool to be able to help so many people, and I was really proud of myself and my group for all that we did.

What is your favorite memory of high school to date? One of my favorite memories is when I won my first tennis match in freshman year. I was so proud of myself and my partner, and all the practice we did to make it happen.

Who is your favorite teacher and/or coach and why? My favorite coach is Coach Mosty (Christina Mosteller). When I joined the tennis team my freshman year, I did not know anything about tennis. She was an incredible teacher, and she helped me to improve very quickly into my first tennis season. She truly cared for everyone on the team and was always so kind and sweet.

Who or what has impacted your life in a positive way? My parents have always been my number one supporters of anything I put my mind to. They have always inspired me to do my absolute best, and I am so grateful for them.

How do you define success? My definition of success is when I’m proud of what I have accomplished.

What are your plans after you graduate from Ewing High School? I plan to go to Mercer Community College and study Music, then transfer to another college to finish out my degree. Afterward, I would like to pursue a career in Music Therapy.

What is your favorite quote or book? "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." - Albert Einstein

Now the important question, during this time of social-distancing what have you been doing in your free time? One of the main things I took up during quarantine was learning Japanese. I had so much time on my hands, and I’ve always wanted to learn multiple languages. I am also starting to learn how to play the piano.