Kyla McGhee is from Raleigh, North Carolina and will graduate from Leesville Road High School (LRHS) in June 2022. Kyla plans to study broadcast journalism and sports psychology at a four-year institution. She is currently the Senior Editor for the LRHS newspaper - the Mycenaean, Editor in Chief for the LRHS Literary Magazine, Secretary for the National Honor Society, Secretary for the National English Honor Society, and Social Media Chair for the National Social Studies Honor Society. Kyla is a staff writer for the online publication Beyond Women's Sports and covers women's college basketball and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). In addition to being an all "A" honor roll student, Kyla played high school basketball and volleyball all four years, serving as captain of both teams her junior and senior years. She also served as the varsity girls' softball team manager for four years. Kyla's love for sports has provided her an opportunity to be the on-air color commentator for the live video streams of the North Carolina Central University volleyball games. She also provided media coverage of the LRHS football team and created highlight videos for the school's Twitter and Instagram platforms. Kyla enjoys traveling, reading, tutoring, and spending time with family and friends.
The Speak Up! Scholarship honors high school juniors and seniors who intend to pursue a major in the communications field.