Senior profile: Kaylin Miller

Age: 18

School: Columbus East High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Mindee Pike (mother), Jerrold Miller (deceased, father), Chuck Pike (stepfather); siblings: Jesse Miller; grandparents: Pam and JD Denton.

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Southside Elementary School and Central Middle School.

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

Calculus or Spanish because they’re fun and enjoyable.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Cheerleading, track, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, HOSA-Future Health Professionals, National Society of High School Scholars.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

My greatest high school memory has been cheering for our football team when they won the state championship game. It was so much fun and such an awesome way to end my last season of cheering for East football.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

I’m looking forward to going to college and making new friends and new memories.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

My parents are the most inspirational people in my life. My mom has always pushed me to be the best version of myself and is always there to support me. She’s strong, caring and optimistic and I’m so blessed to call her my mom. Also, my step-dad made the decision to call me his own from such a young age. He has always loved me and been there for me without being required to. My parents are so amazing and they are both the biggest role-models in my life.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

The most important thing I have learned from high school is the value of time. In the last four years, we’ve experienced some of the greatest and worst moments of our lives. It seems like just yesterday we were walking in the doors as freshmen and now we’re only months from walking out as graduates. I have learned to not take a second for granted, because time is limited.