Kylie Jackson goes through her daily life with the motivation to make life easier for the people around her. Being the North Lamar Theater president, Beta Club president, National Honor Society secretary, a member of the student council, and a part of the district improvement committee, Kylie stays busy but never fails to be a leader in all aspects of her life. Kylie Jackson is a young leader in Lamar county.
She was born in Paris and has lived here with her family for her whole life. “I enjoyed growing up in a small community because you get to know a lot of people and they eventually become like ‘extended family’” said Kylie. She began theater at the age of 7 and immediately fell in love, however, this future entrepreneur has a very busy schedule between all the committees and clubs, to her grades and volunteering, she is always on the move with another idea on how to positively affect those around her. “I grew up volunteering with my dad, that made me appreciate and love volunteering and giving back, which is why I still do it today,” said Jackson on how she found her passion.
Kylie is the salutatorian of her graduating 2019 class, she loves to design and come up with new ideas through research and learning. She has been accepted to the University of Texas for marketing in the McCombs School of Business and cannot wait to get involved in the community. She has always been interested in entrepreneurship design and even started a business while in high school selling shirts. “I can’t wait to take everything I have learned and apply it to the real world,” said Kylie on what she looks forward to at UT.
Kylie said that she was extremely grateful to have such close family and friends throughout all of high school, “My favorite memory from high school was when we advanced from theater in one-act. The whole program is a big family and being able to advance to state and the overall joy of succeeding has been euphoric.”
“She is a student who I see in a directorial position in the future, she is a student where no matter what you hand her, she can do it and do it well. She is so driven that she could go out and achieve, she is an entrepreneur, and has a creative mind in all facets of her life and could be anything from the head of a major production company or the president of the United States, that is how driven she is” Theater teacher Cody Head on how he has seen Kylie grow and adapt and where she may be headed next.
A piece of advice from Kylie to all the underclassmen up next, “Always make the most of the time you have been given and don’t let regret control your decisions, for you to get where you are now the bad was equally important in getting you there as the good.”
Kylie has positively affected everyone around her and it is clear to see how she leads in her programs and extracurriculars. Kylie Jackson is a Young Leader of Lamar County and we cannot wait to see where she goes next.