2 COOL 4 SCHOOL: Kayla Beichler

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2 COOL 4 SCHOOL: Kayla Beichler

Kayla Beichler is making a difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Kayla Beichler is making a difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Kaelynn Behrens

Kayla Beichler is making a difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Kaelynn Behrens

Kaelynn Behrens

Kayla Beichler is making a difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mya Decker, Staff Writer

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Kayla Beichler is a senior at Bellwood-Antis who loves to help and encourage others. This is most likely the reason she joined Big Brother Big Sisters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program that is held almost every Tuesday after school for a little over an hour in the Bellwood-Antis Middle School cafeteria.

The program is itself is more than 100 years old and, according to its website, “the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network.”

“I joined the program because I thought it would be a great experience and I wanted to make a difference, even if it’s a small one,” said Kayla.

She likes that she can create and grow a relationship with her “little.”

Kayla is also involved in Spanish Club, and Aevidum. Outside of school she works at Austin’s Texas Hot Dogs, goes to church and youth group at Hillside Community Church, and spends time with my friends and family.

Kayla has always had a heart for Jesus. She loves to serve, which lead her on a missions trip to Honduras a couple years ago. That trip had a significant impact on her life.

“Going to Honduras changed my outlook on life. The trip inspired me in many ways and it opened my eyes to the truth about poverty,” she said. “Being there among a different culture was  fascinating to me. They are dirt poor, but they are the happiest people I have ever met, and that’s because their joy comes from the Lord. I believe the mission’s trip has helped me to feel called to go into ministry.”

Kayla also said that sharing Jesus with the people of Honduras was a special moment and it also influenced her choice in wanting to be a missionary nurse, which is very fitting for such a caring person.

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