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Kennedy

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Doing it all at UTDallas: Engineering, Volleyball & Music

While some assume getting involved in many activities means spreading yourself thin, the opposite was true for Kennedy. She pursued excellence in all she took on. Throughout her time at Village, she was a talented musician, playing in various bands and even producing her own album. Kennedy also played volleyball and basketball at the varsity level and was recruited to play volleyball at UTDallas. There, in addition to her athletic pursuits, she is studying mechanical engineering and keeping her passion for music alive, writing songs in any spare time she can find. 

Starting at Village in 2nd grade, Kennedy wasted no time in getting involved. By 4th grade, she was playing french horn in band and decided to try out alto saxophone the following year. She excelled in music throughout her years at Village, continuing to pursue piano, and playing tenor saxophone in Village’s jazz band. During her senior year, she and fellow Viking and musician Gabe collaborated to write, record and produce Kennedy’s first-ever EP (extended play record), titled Untold. This incredible feat for a 17-year-old was even more impressive considering everything else Kennedy was involved in during her high school years. 

As a sophomore, Kennedy had added volleyball to her mix of activities, giving it all she had. By her senior year, Kennedy was playing basketball and volleyball at the varsity level. As both a student athlete and a musician, she understood the importance of fostering school spirit, so she became vice president of Hype House, a student-led club that encourages students to show support for classmates by attending Village’s theater performances, sports games, business pitch competitions and everything in between! 

Kennedy was recognized by classmates for pursuing excellence in all she took on. She was a member of the National Honor Society and won multiple awards for her athletic pursuits. As a senior, she was recruited to play volleyball for UTDallas, a university she had always aspired to attend. 

She is pursuing mechanical engineering but keeping her passion for music alive, saying, “If you ask my parents, I have been humming since I could talk. I wrote my first song on the piano when I was 8, and from there, music has been a huge part of my life. I’m going to keep pursuing music in college, keep writing songs and working with people.”