Keanna Kelly, at 18 years old, has consistently excelled in her academic life; having recently graduated from St. Ignatius Catholic School with three (3) A-levels. Her scholastic achievements were complemented by her role as a prefect, peer mentor, and house captain; underscoring her leadership abilities and commitment to her academic community.
Keanna's determination for academic excellence found its roots at John Gray High School (JGHS), where she achieved 15 high-level examination passes and obtained a Level Two High Honours Diploma. She has shown academic aptitude and significant leadership ability through accolades including the: Student Governance award, the Junior Optimist International (JOI) Club award for community service, and her tenure as Head Girl (2020-2021). Keanna also earned recognition for the highest attainment in Religious Studies and the Super Cup award for her overall academic excellence.
Beyond academia, Keanna has participated in service clubs like the Leos and JOI Clubs, fostering a sense of social responsibility. Her high level of engagement has manifested through involvement in many extracurriculars, notably the Debate Club and Toastmasters where she honed her persuasive, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Remarkably, Keanna won the title of Miss Teen First Runner Up, showcasing her poised presence across various domains. Her consistent demonstration of personal responsibility earned her awards that included: "Most Disciplined" and "Academic Excellence."
As a 2023 Appleby Legal Scholarship Recipient, Keanna is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Reading, where she remains steadfast in her academic pursuits. She is a member of the university's Law Society. Her dedication to serving as a role model, while advocating for positive change; has aligned Keanna with a guiding principle encapsulated in the quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
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