Junior Jumpstart Monday: Kyla Zhao

Left- Kira Zhao Right - Kyla Zhao. Kyla Zhao is a junior at Huron High School and enjoys being on the crew team.

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Left- Kira Zhao Right – Kyla Zhao. Kyla Zhao is a junior at Huron High School and enjoys being on the crew team.

Ridhima L. Kodali, Managing Editor

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: “Hi, my name is Kyla Zhao and I’m a junior at Huron High School. I’ve recently discovered an appreciation for podcasts so I normally listen to them as often as I can. I also love to draw and just take walks around the park. A sport that I do is crew. In crew, I’m a coxswain but I used to row. Both are extremely fun and I recommend that everyone do it, even if they don’t want to be a rower.”


Q: What is one class/club you would recommend to underclassmen? Why?

A:”I would recommend Lang/Lit, DP to underclassmen. It may seem daunting, especially since it’s a DP class and not everyone likes English, however, it’s really fun. It’s not at all like your traditional English class. We talk about relevant global issues and it’s actually very interesting to see the different points of views. Some examples we’ve studied are toxic masculinity, gender norms, human rights, and indigenous rights.”


Q: What’s an interesting/unique fact about yourself?

A:”I really like listening to stories about Greek mythology and legends in general.”


Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

A: “This is a scary question. In ten years I’ll be 26 so I hope I’ll have a good job that pays pretty well. I would like to have an apartment that’s not in Michigan.”


Q: Describe your high school experience in three words.

A: “Stolen from me.”


Q: Who is your idol and why?

A: “I don’t have an idol but someone I really respect and would love to meet is Simu Liu. He was the first Asian Marvel superhero and he broke barriers by becoming the first Asian Marvel superhero. He’s very dedicated to his job and is aware of the influence he has on others. He doesn’t abuse his power and most importantly, he’s respectful of others. He’s earned peoples’ respect not from a legacy, but from his own hard work. Also, he’s unproblematic (hoping this stays true).”


Q: What is one lesson high school has taught you?

A:” Your friends are some of the most important people in your life and who you choose to be around will reflect who you are as a person. They contribute heavily to your identity and you should never ever take them for granted.”