My name is Michayla, and I am a well-rounded individual. I juggle being a dedicated student, a volleyball player, a basketball player and an employee, all while trying to give back to my community and organizations that touch a special place in my heart. It’s also important to me to spend quality time with my family and friends. It can be exhausting at times, but it is so worth it.

A big passion of mine is basketball. Basketball has a lot to do with my competitive, never-give-up attitude.

My family is a huge part of my life and the reason I am who I am today. I love my friends and all, but my family has always been there for me when the going gets tough.

I am a type 1 diabetic and have been since I was 11 years old. Being diagnosed and in the ICU was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. This all takes a big toll on me, but it also contributes to making me the strong, mature person I am.

Constantly dealing with the medical field has inspired me to become a doctor one day. I feel joy in helping others, just as many doctors and healthcare providers have helped me. This is why it has always been a dream of mine, and I will do my best to find success in my life.

“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Christopher Robin, Winnie The Pooh