Kayla Marshall is a senior at Desert Pines High School. She overcame the painful loss of her stepfather and the challenges of starting over with new friends to reach her goal of becoming the Class of 2019 valedictorian. Kayla has a GPA of 4.689, and has been awarded a full-ride scholarship to the Global Entrepreneurship Experience at the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kayla has been a very successful Academy of Communications Magnet student, with a double major in Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Radio Production. She participates in three Career and Technical Education student organizations: The Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). In DECA, she served as the president, and in FBLA, she was the class representative. She also serves as the vice president of the National Honor Society.
Additionally, Kayla participated in DPHS after-school athletic programs. She lettered in softball, was co-captain of her volleyball team, and was the wrestling manager in charge of stats, record keeping, arranging transportation and making announcements.
Kayla plans on going into the marketing field after graduation.
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