Students Selected to Represent KDS at the 129th Continental Congress
KDS DAR School is pleased to announce Mikiah Muñoz and Nick Hardin as its 2020 Continental Congress Representatives. Following a rigorous selection process, Mikiah and Nick, KDS juniors, were chosen to represent the school during the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s 129th annual Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., this June.
All junior students were invited to apply for this honor. Applicants’ names were passed on to a nominating committee, resulting in nine finalists who were interviewed by a panel comprised of members of the KDS Executive Committee, Administrative Staff, and High School faculty.
Mikiah Muñoz is the 17-year-old daughter of April Brough. She has attended KDS for five years. An excellent student, Mikiah holds a GPA of 103.15 and is ranked 6th in the junior class. Her favorite subject in school is AP Literature because she relishes the complex short stories, poems, and novels assigned. Mikiah’s has taken several dual enrollment courses and set to graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree in 2021. Her future plans are to attend the University of Alabama to study marine science in hopes of someday becoming a marine biologist.
Mikiah is a very active young women, participating in many extra-curricular clubs such as Beta Club, Spanish Club, Leo Club, Future Business Leaders of America, and Math Team. She is also a member of the KDS Varsity Cheer team which has participated in a national cheer competition for the past two years. Her hobbies include kayaking and horseback riding as well as reading and singing.
To Mikiah, attending KDS means much more than earning a high school diploma. “School is defined as a place for teaching and learning, but KDS is much more than just a school. It is a place where endless possibilities and opportunities are available to all students. The teachers and staff put their hearts into what they do and encourage students to succeed. To me, KDS is a place where history is made and dreams are made to come true.”
KDS junior Nick Hardin is the 16-year-old son of Mark Tussey and Marquette Hardin (KDS Class of 1987). He is ranked 8th in the junior class and has a cumulative GPA of 100.59. Nick’s favorite subject is AP Literature because he enjoys reading and analyzing novels, short stories, and poems that provide him the opportunity to explore numerous works of literature. After graduation Nick hopes to attend Samford University while playing basketball and working toward a degree in biology to prepare himself for application to medical school and a future career as an ophthalmologist.
Nick is a member of the KDS Varsity Basketball team and participates in a number of extra-curricular and volunteer activities including Mu Alpha Theta and Beta Club. He is also a KDS representative in the Marshall County Youth Leadership program. Nick’s hobbies include sports, reading, practicing martial arts, and playing piano and guitar. He is currently a student at the Lake Guntersville Music Academy and the David Daniel Guitar School.
Sharing his thoughts on what makes KDS a special place, Nick said, “Attending KDS gives me and all students the profound opportunity to create a solid foundation for a career and the rest of our lives. KDS creates a positive atmosphere focused on providing not only career skills, but also self-confidence and ethical values. My school inspires me to work hard to be successful and give back to my community in every way possible.”
Nick and Mikiah are excited to visit Washington, D.C., this summer and to attend Continental Congress as representatives of their school.
These students were nominated by their teachers as candidates for KDS Continental Congress Representative.
Zane Holcomb, Skyler Pittson, Breanna Laski, Andrew Wrenn, Slone Butler, Preston Huckaba, Emily McBee, Nick Hardin, Mikiah Muñoz