Kenzie is the daughter of Zon and Sonja Cowan and current senior at Foreman High School. Her senior year has been a combination of “stressful, fun, and sad,” she says. Her time in high school has definitely been well spent as she describes her high school activities. “In high school I have participated in multiple activities, such as Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Class Office, Student Council, Key Club, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Science Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Success Performance Track Club, Foreman Golf Team, Foreman Cheer Team, Foreman Basketball Team, Foreman Track Team, Foreman Softball Team, and Gymnastics.”
Academics for Kenzie has been challanging and rewarding during her high school career. “The most challenging assignment that I had was during my junior year. It was the most challenging because there was a short time frame to do it. Also, it was a research project,” Kenzie says. The longest paper she has written to date came during her senior year as she completed a six page paper for her AP Literature class. “The objective of this paper was to find relations between The Crucible witch trails and real world witch trials,” she says. Even those this project was daunting for Kenzie, she still believes that English is the one high school subject that prepares you most for life. She explains, “No matter what career you choose, you will always have to write.”
Kenzie reflected upon her high school years as she began with her favorite school tradition. “I am most proud of Homecoming Spirit Week.” When asked if cell phones should be allowed on campus during high school years, she explained, “I think that cell phones should be allowed on campus during high school years; however, there should be rules. Phones should only be allowed if the teacher approves them in the classroom, at lunch, or for learning purposes.” Continuing to reflect, Kenzie would love to see her school produce a play. “I remember our school doing one play a couple of years ago, but if they did one again, I would want them to do The Crucible by Arthur Miller.” Kenzie also believes teachers could make social media part of their curricula by making students do an experiment with social media and the effects it has on younger audiences. Aside from school rules and wishes, Kenzie has experienced great teachers, friends, and events throughout her high school years. Her friends, Raichel Frye, Katie Smith, and Kaitlyn Roden are her closest and the three she wishes to take on a cross-country road trip. She has experienced funny moments, especially when sliding like a penguin on the basketball court during a game.
Kenzie has the privilege of walking the stage with her fellow classmates for graduation on
May 15, 2020, at her high school football field. “I am a little nervous about the graduation ceremony because I might have to give a speech,” she says. However, Kenzie will not be alone in this part of her journey. Her family, including her role model and sister Kylie, will be cheering her on. “My sister has great work ethic, is very smart and beautiful, etc. She is the best person, and she is a great example for me to look up to.”
What happens next?
Starting in early August, Kenzie began to apply for colleges. Her future plans include attending Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She wishes to major in Biology (Pre-Health). After completing her major, she wishes to apply for one of two career options: occupational therapy or optometry.
Did you know?
• Her jam is “Falling” by Trevor Daniel.
•Wishes she could create a community service club for her school next year.
•Most talked about TV show in her high school is “You” on Netflix.
•Her favorite SnapChat filter is Star Freckles.
•She’s inviting Lauren Daigle, Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez if she’s in charge of planning a concert for her high school.
•In elementary school, she wanted to be a veterinarian, but now she dreams of being an optometrist.
•Graduates May 15, 2020