Junior Student of the Month for March, Mckayla Cooley, is dedicated to her involvements in and out of school.
Mckayla Cooley is involved in various organizations within Red Lion.Currently she is working on Neff’s School House, a restoration project for students in the Drafting 3 and 4 classes. It is also open to other students and staff.
“Mr. Royer, my drafting teacher, asked if I would do the interior design work such as picking paint colors and how things are placed within it,” Cooley said.
Along with that project, Cooley helped with the construction of the Habitat for Humanity home three times.
Cooley is also a member of the Red Lion varsity field hockey team.
Another project she is involved in is held in the town of Manayunk, located in Philadelphia. She and senior Drake Schaefer are holding a competition to see which school can design a hub or location where students can get food, get bike repairs, or any other services and products that would be needed, which will end in April.
“I love making people laugh,” Cooley said when asked about what she enjoys.
In addition to providing people with humor, Cooley also loves adventures and hanging with her friends, noting that her favorite place to be is the mountains.
Cooley has some of her future figured out.
“I plan on studying architecture and then obviously becoming one, and then hopefully someday I will be making bank and driving a Range Rover,” Cooley said.
Baker is widely involved within the school’s choir community. He is a member of concert choir, Madrigal choir and also show choir.
His involvement in performance doesn’t stop there. Baker was also a member of the Tarzan cast from this years school’s musical. Playing Professor Porter, Baker said he has a “blast” throughout the production of the musical.
“I loved being able to meet up with my friends on a regular basis,” Baker said. He enjoyed being able to have a good time and laugh with his friends daily.
“I like movies and also listening to music,” Baker said. That is, listening to any music other than country.
Baker’s love for music is also shown through his practicing of piano for the past two years.
“I’ve been thinking of going to a college to major in music education and musical theater,” Baker said, despite his undecided choice of a college to attend.
Baker seems to not have any annoyances or pet peeves.
“I’m a very mellow guy, nothing really bothers me,” Baker said.
With his membership in National Honor Society and musical ability, Baker was considered an excellent candidate for Student of the Month.