Where are they going?: Kyra Haan
Welcome to The Mav’s Senior Tradition where we highlight our current seniors and discuss where they are headed to
After attending Mead High School for four years, senior Kyra Haan (‘23) plans to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. There she is looking forward to studying aerospace engineering while also continuing her athletic career for basketball.
Within her time at Mead, Kyra has been a varsity starter every year for the girls’ basketball team. This past season, she scored a total of 301 points for her team in 27 games. The team had an overall record of 21-6 for the entire season.
When asked what her favorite memory from basketball was so far, she said, “Definitely going to the final four. It was a huge accomplishment, especially since nobody thought we could.”
Kyra will be playing again this winter for her senior year and last season with the high school.
Along with involving herself heavily in basketball, Kyra also did her best to embrace the time she did have in the MHS classrooms. She said her “leadership has grown a lot in basketball as well as academically in class”.
She mentioned that she loved taking AP Psychology with Ms. Sandoval — “that was my favorite class by far” — and her two favorite teachers were Mr. Benjamin Holskin and Ms. Cassie Sonnenberg because she “learned so much from them and they made everyone feel welcome”.
As she goes onto her next steps after graduation, she was asked what she wants people to remember most about her. “I want people to remember me setting a good example for how to treat people, how to be nice,” she said.
She advises other students and underclassmen to continue to put in the effort because “all the work you put in does pay off, even if you can’t tell right now, it will pay off”.
We know Kyra will do incredible things in her future, and we’re excited to watch her work on and complete all of her amazing goals.