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Student of the Month: Mykal Radney

We’re celebrating YE student mindset-shift moments and everyday successes with our Student of the Month award. Congratulations to this month’s winner, Mykal Radney of Garden City High School in Garden City, Kan. Learn more about Mykal from her YE nominator, Peggy Hackett.

The Foundational Value Mykal exemplifies: “Besides Being Principled with a solid plan for her discount formal dress shop, Kal’s Glamorous Gowns, and Passion to give to those with a need, Mykal operates with Sound Judgement. She took money out of her college fund to provide prom dresses, tickets, hair and makeup to classmates that otherwise could not afford that experience. She then had to lean on strangers to support her concept and idea. As a 16 year old, both of those decisions are a risky investment. But she did it thoughtfully.”

How she goes above and beyond: “It was clear Mykal was committed to her effort when she coordinated the pickup of over 400 prom dresses. She collaborated with different communities across the state of Kansas, and Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska.”

A mindset shift moment: “There’s a photo of Mykal and a friend standing with their arms full of dresses. That’s the moment that it went from just an idea and a couple of dresses in the trunk of a car to the realization that this is really happening. Mykal saw that a solid plan, partnerships, and being all in can actually create something bigger than all of us. Seeing the look on her face as she witnessed the giving nature of others because of her example is something I’ll never forget.”

Words to describe Mykal: “Tiny in stature but mighty in mind, driven and committed.”

Congratulations, Mykal! We wish you and Kal’s Glamorous Gowns the best, and cannot wait to see what you do next!

Know a stellar YE student like Mykal who should win this award? Nominate her or him here!

Read more about previous Student of the Month winners.