Kayla Rose Sylvester, B.A., Class of 2017 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Biography

Kayla is a politics major from Yankton, South Dakota. A Questbridge Scholar, Kayla was a 2016 recipient of a Schlegel (shh-laygul) Scholarship for International Studies and was awarded a Johnson Opportunity Grant in 2016 to work with REACH, the adult literacy program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is a Bonner Scholar and a member of the Campus Kitchen Leadership team. Kayla is a dancer and choreographer with the W&L Dance Company and a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. She is president of the College Democrats. During her Washington and Lee career, Kayla has worked as an after-school tutor and a program assistant for the Lexington City Office of Youth and has compiled more than 1,200 hours of practicum in local schools. Following graduation, Kayla intends to return to South Dakota to become a primary school teacher in a rural Title One school system and to pursue a master’s degree in elementary education or in reading and literacy.

Sources: file, personal information
Written by: Scott Dittman, sdittman@wlu.edu
Updated: May 24, 2017