Times Standard (Eureka)

Soroptimis­ts name ‘Girls of the Month’

- The Times-Standard

Soroptimis­t Internatio­nal of Eel River Valley recently honored Kyla Albee and Hailey Jade Mead as its “Girls of the Month.”

Albee was recognized for her achievemen­ts in athletics and Mead was honored for her achievemen­ts in the fine arts.

Albee, daughter of Daniel and Terra Albee, is a senior at Ferndale High School. Throughout high school, she has played volleyball, basketball and soccer. In her junior year, she was named Co-MVP for Little 4 volleyball. She was named Honored Athlete of the Week for basketball. Albee has received an All-Tourney awards in basketball and volleyball.

Albee has also been on the High Honor Roll for throughout high school. She raises lambs and steers for 4-H.

After graduation, she plans to go to a community college to study agricultur­e with a focus on equine ranch management. While attending college, Albee plans to continue playing basketball and volleyball.

Mead, daughter of Randall Mead and Betty Owen Mead, is a senior at East High School. She has a passion for designing costumes and making jewelry. In addition, she styles wigs, has made angel wings and also a 3-foottall mushroom hat for a costume. Mead does custom clothing, including prom dresses. She choreograp­hed a school performanc­e and does special effects makeup (SFX). She is currently spinning a sun mask.

Mead is chief of the First Nations Club and is involved with the Bear River Women and Children Empowermen­t group.

Mead is going to school to learn the Wiyot language. After graduation, she plans to attend CR then transfer to Cal Poly Humboldt. She wants to pursue a career designing special effects makeup for films.

 ?? SUBMITTED ?? Pictured are Soroptimis­t “Girls of the Month” Hailey Jade Mead and Kyla Albee.
SUBMITTED Pictured are Soroptimis­t “Girls of the Month” Hailey Jade Mead and Kyla Albee.

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