Kamryn Kitchens has a passion to be involved and challenged. Since coming to MPCS in sixth grade, she has been “pushed and encouraged” in academics, athletics, and service which have all contributed to the next steps in her life. Her parents describe Kamryn as “giving 100% to everything… God, family, school, sports, and her friends. She amazes us every day.”
Just a glance at Kamryn’s extracurricular activities during high school confirms her parents’ description. While competing on the varsity soccer and track teams, she has also been a member of the varsity sideline and competition cheer teams all four years of high school, helping to earn four of their championship titles. Serving in the National Honor Society, Beta club, and Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy, Kamryn has enjoyed the opportunities to make a difference in the community. She has also worked as the secretary of the Spanish Honors Society and as co-president of Mu Alpha Theta. She has shared her caring spirit and passion for Christ as a peer mentor, in 11:1, and on mission trips to Ecuador. Kamryn also earned the honor of representing the Class of 2019 as their Valedictorian. She simply doesn’t stop!
Even though she excels in so many activities, Kamryn keeps responsibilities and relationships in balance. She has fond memories of Mrs. Zefo’s enlightening England trip and treasured time with friends. She also appreciates Mrs. Schwan and Dr. Stephens for their caring attitudes the gift of time. Kamryn describes them as taking time to be “genuinely invested” in her life with intentional prayers and willingness to push her “both inside and outside the classroom.” She goes on to say, “I have grown so much closer to Christ during my time at Mount Paran. The time spent listening to devotions, going to chapel, and having meaningful conversations with teachers and students will stay with me... I have made relationships that I know will last a lifetime, and I am excited to apply what I have been taught here.”
Kamryn will apply her drive and talents at Baylor University where she has been awarded an Acrobatics and Tumbling athletic scholarship and President's Gold Academic Scholarship. She plans to major in neuroscience and then go on to medical school. She hopes to one day become an ear, nose, and throat doctor and “would love to specialize on the ears so that I can work with people with hearing loss and other inner ear issues.” Kamryn’s myriad of talents, dedication to excel, and love for Christ will certainly continue to bless her future.