Congratulations to Kylie Lan Tumiatti for recently being honored by ESPNHS for her athleticism, academics and volunteerism. Kylie is among 18 female teen athletes who are doing remarkable things in the community. Kylie has also earned a President's Award for Academic Excellence and three President's Volunteer Service awards, volunteers with Florida's Operation Hope, which teaches literacy to the children of migrant workers.
Kylie has a passion for reading. With Operation Hope, Kylie implemented a literacy program to help young children struggling with English improve their language skills by bringing books to life through performance. Knowing the power of experiential learning, Kylie recruited friends and volunteers to bring the stories to life. She secured grants to purchase audio recording equipment and collected CD players for families without technology so that the children could continue their learning at home.
Kylie’s leadership exemplifies what it means to be an NSHSS scholar who is having a positive impact on the global community. Kylie’s mom, Patricia Liebau couldn’t be any prouder. She says, “Kylie learned to count by sorting 300 pairs of pink boots donated for a Russian orphanage. She learned colors, as a toddler separating clothes for a Peruvian orphanage. Community service is who she is, not what she does.”
Check out more about Kylie’s recognition by ESPNHS by visiting http://espn.go.com/high-school/girl/story/_/id/7625734/kylie-lan-tumiatti.