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Posted February 12, 2018

Meet Selfless Senior McKenna Gold

Over the next several weeks, we are going to introduce you to our 2018 Selfless Seniors who will be recognized at the Gold Bar Gala on April 27.

A senior from Early College Academy/Career Enrichment Center, McKenna Gold is ready and prepared to represent her school to the community and to advocate for her fellow students as well as those that need someone to speak for them.

She tutors her peers in math as part of the Lunchtime Support for Academics intervention program. She raises funds and volunteers her time to support all those impacted by Children’s Miracle Network, UNICEF, Roadrunner Food Bank, and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

She doesn’t even rest on Sundays, where you will find her teaching Sunday school to first and second graders. She’s the first one to lead a project and the one who will stay to clean up at events and fundraisers.

McKenna is described as focused, dedicated and compassionate. Assistant Principal Rebekah Floryance writes, “In my experienced career as an educator, McKenna is one of the most impressive students, and individuals, I have met and ever been able to work with. She stands out above her peers as a person who possesses strong leadership skills and a willingness to work with others towards a better community and world.”

Thanks to the generosity of Frank Frost Photography, McKenna and the 13 other 2018 Selfless Seniors will be recognized at the Gold Bar Gala on April 27, 2018.

The Gold Bar Gala, presented by Award Sponsors Comcast and Technology Integration Group, raises money for school and classroom grants awarded through the APS Education Foundation. 

Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Selfless Seniors and the Gold Bar Gala, please visit or contact Lawren McConnell at 505-855-5273 or email     

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