Kayla Hernandez – Oak Park High School – $1,000 Scholarship Winner

Kayla plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia with plans of pursuing a degree in biology – her first step toward becoming a forensic scientist and working in a lab.

From one of her references, “She is a natural born leader, a selfless philanthropist and shows a professional, unwavering dedication to her academics that is above and beyond that of her peers.”