Rotary Good Citizen: Kayla Gray

Kayla Gray

Kayla Gray of Bridgton has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for January.

Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a savings bond.

Parents: Sandy Gagne and Joel Gray.

Siblings: Krista Gagne-Haskell and Meghan Gray.

Activities: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Indoor Track, Varsity Outdoor Track, Varsity Club Officer, Math Team, Prom Committee and Student Council.

Community activities: Volunteer at youth soccer and track and field camps during the summer; raised money for walk for multiple sclerosis; and partake in multiple community activities in Student Council such as blood drives, pumpkin carving for Camp Sunshine, money raising for families in need during the holidays and food drives for the food pantries nearby.

Hobbies: Knitting, running, race walking, spending time with my friends, family and boyfriend.

Future plans: I plan on going to Germany this summer to visit a former foreign exchange student and then will enter college in the fall of 2013.

Schools that you have or will apply to: University of Maine at Orono, University of Southern Maine, University of New England, University of Connecticut, Stony Brook University, Tufts University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

What is your favorite class? KG. My favorite class is Creative Writing with Mr. Carlson. I enjoy this class because it is always a judgment free zone with different groups of kids and I really enjoy the diversity. And, I like writing too, I guess.

What is your toughest class? KG. My toughest class is AP Psychology because I find the information to be very subjective.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? KG. I try my hardest to plan my weekly schedule in advance so that I can have plenty of time for homework and my extracurricular activities.

What is the biggest challenge high school students’ face today? KG. I believe that organization is the biggest challenge most high school students face today. It is startling how many students don’t use some sort of planner to write their homework in. For me, staying organized is key for success.

Who has inspired you educationally? KG. My parents have equally inspired me. They push me to be the best that I can be and I am very thankful for that.

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