Youth Mentoring Senior Spotlight

Kayla Irish

r time with her mentee. They had a good time watching movies and going out to the Coffee Cup. She really enjoyed being involved in the mentoring program, and added, “I just wish I could have had more time with my mentee.”

Kayla said a person who made an impact in her life is her brother. She said, “I have always looked up to him, he is a great person who I fully respect.”

 Kayla had this to say about how the mentoring program will help her as she continues in school and life, “It really helped me grow and mature as a person, and helped me to figure out how to help others and give advice.”

High school has kept Kayla very busy. She is involved in Key Club, Astronomy Club, Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, Blessings in a Backpack, Principal’s Cup and Book Club. She said special highlights of high school for her were competing in Science Olympiad and being involved in the “We the People” competition, and “just seeing my efforts have great outcomes.”

Kayla is particularly interested in government and is a candidate for the National Presidential Scholarship Program. She plans on attending the University of Montana, majoring in political science.

 “I would advise students to be a mentor in high school. It’s really worth it and it is super fun,” she added.

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