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So. Aroostook Class of 2020-Kayla Gadsby
So. Aroostook Class of 2020-Kayla Gadsby
Jon Porter
Friday, April 10, 2020

So. Aroostook Senior Kayla Gadsby is a member of the So. Aroostook Chapter of the National Honor Society.  Kayla has been participating in the Welding Program at the Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton for the last two years. While Kayla attended her previous high school, she also participated in their welding program her freshman and sophomore years.  Kayla competed in the Skills USA Competition in March and earned the right to participate in the National Skills USA competition this Spring.  Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the competition was canceled.   

Kayla's Hobbies include writing, collecting Funko Pops, watching Animation TV Shows (Bob's Burgers, Futurama, Spongebob, Invader Zim, F is for Family, Rick and Morty, The Cleveland Show, Adventure Time, The Simpsons, South Park, and Big Mouth), crafting, drawing, and taking care of her animals(Mojo, Clover, Opal).

 Kayla shared this poem she wrote:

The Sphere that Spins on its Axis

I am bilious of gazing at the same aged, opaque white walls.

Opening the same aged original cherry wooded door, for the thousandth time.

The digital clock striking 10, it's time for bed.

Anew, I rise up out of my aged, handmade pine colored bed prior to day break.

Sedentarying, guffawing with ménage and my beloved ones anticipating it won't be you or them next.

Gawking at the always changing digits and figures that accompany the statistics.

Reaching the peak of a twenty-four hour period I become vigilant of the world around me.

The suffering, the pain, the horrors of the sphere that spins on its axis.

Registering, perceiving that people need succor and assistance.

It's not just that of youth, and elderly, it's everyone everywhere within reach of you.

Please, I'm begging you, our world, our country, our lives are in need of saving.

Whoever is out there, please look at the world today and assist us into a better tomorrow.

Kayla's plan is to attend Washington County Community College to earn certifications or degrees in electrical, plumbing, automotive, and engineering. Kayla also aspires to be a published author. She would also love to flip houses, and start a non-profit organization called The Ruby Project for people and animals in need of assistance. Kayla comments, "I want to leave a mark on this earth when I am done with it."  Kayla is the daughter of Brian and Karaline Gadsby.