For Layne McKay, the salutatorian at Midlothian Heritage High School, she feels as though she has made a positive impact on her classmates and aspires to continue those endeavors through college.

“My advice for incoming freshmen would be to enjoy every minute, it goes so fast,” McKay emphasized.

Through her high school career, McKay participated in varsity cheer, varsity softball, National Honor Society, student council, Midlothian Youth Leadership Council, FCA, Heritage Design Team, and FBC Midlothian Youth Group.

McKay said the two most important things in life are loving God and others. Her mindset on life is kindness is critical in any situation.

“Encountering new people every day and experiencing the joy that comes with kindness taught me the importance of those two principles,” McKay elaborated.

Graduating second in her class, she will attend Texas A&M University in the fall to study kinesiology. She aspires to a career in physical therapy. McKay is expecting to impact several lives in her future career.

She is eager to become an Aggie and take on the next chapter in her life. She expressed her excitement taking advantage of opportunities to grow and learn.

“Thank you for being a wonderful family that I was able to grow closer with on our journey through high school together. I wish everyone continued success and a lifetime of dreams coming true," Mckay expressed.

When reflecting on her nine years in the district, she will remember schools filled with opportunity, love, and family.

“I will remember a school filled with teachers and administration that cared about everyone's success and pushed each individual to be their very best," she elaborated.

Over the years, McKay hopes she made a positive impact on the campuses she attended as an encouraging person that lifted people up on a daily basis.

“I will always remember that no matter if we won or lost, we were always a Heritage family cheering each other on through our entire journey. I will always cherish the class of 2018 — some of the most incredibly talented and gifted people,” McKay concluded.


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