CONGRATULATIONS to Kyla Booker for being applauded by Avalon Park Wesley Chapel.
Booker is a senior at Cypress Creek High School (CCHS) and has made a tremendous impact during her time there.
For example, Booker was class president her freshman, sophomore and junior year.
“For me it was about building leadership skills and pushing myself out- side of my comfort zone,” says Booker. “I wanted to find a way to interact with my classmates and create relation- ships, while also serving my school and community.”
According to Booker, being class president for those three years allowed her to become a better listener and articulate broader viewpoints.
“I believe these skills are the foundation to great leadership,” says Booker.
Currently, Booker is a member of the National Honors Society and the Chick- fil-A Leadership Academy. She has always had a passion for serving the community, and wanted her extracurricular activities to reflect that passion.
“I come from a family of mentors and volunteers, so community service and volunteering are very important to me,” says Booker.
Through her involvement in the local leadership organization, Booker is able to give back to her community by providing necessities for area students who are in the foster care system.
Booker is also an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar and is graduating in the top 10% of her class, which also happens to be the inaugural graduating class at CCHS.
“It is surreal that in less than a month, I will be graduating from the place where it all started. I feel like my class got to truly set the tone of the school. I loved being a part of this community and I am proud to be a Coyote,” says Booker.
One person in particular Booker would like to thank for the support throughout the years is her AP literature and language teacher, Cassie Adley.
“Mrs. Adley has pushed me to explore new opportunities, challenge myself and grow both academically and personally,” says Booker.
When Adley first met Booker during Booker’s freshman year of English, Adley knew right away Booker was a star student.
“Kyla is truly one of a kind. She is intelligent, personable and motivated. She is a student who does not give up,” says Adley, “I am so proud of the grace Kyla lives by and I know she will be successful in her future endeavors.”
After graduating from CCHS, Booker plans to attend Florida State University in the Fall. She will be majoring in bio-medical engineering.
Published May 12, 2021