Kinley takes her role as a student-athlete seriously as a member of the University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball team. But playing the sport isn’t her only goal. Since she was a high school player in North Pole, Kinley has taken time to work with younger players through camps, volleyball clubs, and at local middle schools. This, she believes, offers others interested in volleyball the chance to be positively mentored, and hopefully play into the future, even if they come from a much smaller Alaska community. Kinley’s nominator said “Kinley ensures everyone they are important and seen,” building up confidence for the future student-athletes as a leader, confidant, and role model.
- Home Town North Pole
- School District University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Award Category Role Model