The Lions Club of the Marblehead Peninsula has selected Kayla Oxendale as January’s Student of the Month. Kayla is a Danbury High School senior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Oxendale of Danbury.
Kayla is president of the Student Council, vice president of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She is a member of PAWS, Danbury High School’s animal support group and is in charge of the Pet Pantry project. She is a four-year varsity letter winner for cross country and was a regional qualifier in 2009 and 2010. Kayla is also a varsity letter winner for basketball and track. She was presented the Hallier Trophy for athletic excellence last spring. She represented Danbury High School at the HOBY Leadership seminar in 2010. Kayla has earned both her Activity and High Excellence letters.
Kayla is very active in the Firelands Firecracker 4-H Club and serves on the Ottawa County Junior Fair Board. Her hobbies include snowboarding, boating, wakeboarding, horseback riding, and caring for her 4-H hogs and chickens. Her favorite memories include all the Danbury athletic teams she has been a part of. The achievement she is most proud of is the organization of the first Danbury High School “Take a Day to Give Back” last spring. Students and staff took the day to do community service throughout the school district.
Kayla plans to attend Colorado State University or The Ohio State University next fall, to major in animal science. Her parents have influenced her the most. “They have exposed me to the world outside of Marblehead and have taught me to be a mature and respectful person
The Danbury staff states that Kayla “is a leader, who is not swayed by her peers.” “She is organized, very responsible, and gets the job done.” “She is her own person.”