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Meet the Senior Class President, Raylie Lykens

Raylie Lykens is the senior class president of West High. Lykens has an important job and significant responsibilities being senior class president. Lykens states, “In student council, I have the role of Senior Class President. I assist the student body president in making the agenda for our meetings, get to do the announcements everyday, and advocate and support the senior class in whatever big ideas they have!” Lykens is also a varsity cheerleader and one of the four varsity cheer captains.

Lykens posing in her varsity jacket for a picture.
Lykens posing in her varsity jacket for a picture.

Lykens loves West High School and the people in it! She states, “My favorite class has been yearbook. “I met some of my closest friends in this class, and it’s really pushed me out of my comfort zone.” She loves the support and kindness she is shown at the school and she mentioned how “It feels like a family, no matter what.” She also loves her teachers and could not just pick one favorite! She said, “I don't think I could pick just one favorite, I have so many!”

Lykens has big plans for the future! She plans on going to college in Tennessee but she has not been able to pinpoint where exactly she wants to attend school. Lykens has her mind set on definitely wanting to be a teacher though and she states, “in the future I want to be a kindergarten teacher, leading and teaching the tiny humans.” In ten years she states, “I see myself as a kindergarten teacher, hopefully beginning a family somewhere in the south.” Lykens family and friends also play a major role in her life and she exclaimed, “My biggest role models are my parents and the friends I've been surrounded by growing up.”

As a senior, Lykens had some advice to share to underclassmen who might just be starting out as a new student at West High. “My advice to the underclassmen would be to enjoy every moment. High school goes by in the blink of an eye, so don't waste your time on things that don't matter. Go to that game, go to that choir concert or musical, go to that tailgate, even if it's bright and early in the morning, and just enjoy every single moment, because these will be memories that will last forever.”

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