Student Spotlight: Kaylin Ikeda


Handling sports year round, ASB, two clubs, as well as many other extracurricular activities; senior Kaylin Ikeda might as well be the world’s best juggler.

Most people like to relax and take their senior year easy, but this is not the case for Ikeda. She has been in track and field for three years, running the 400-meter dash as well as the 4×400 meter relay and has even managed to make varsity golf this year, recently achieving her personal best score against Tustin High School. On top of her athletic activities, she is a big participant in multiple community service clubs and organizations.

Being the second year president of Key club is already a heavy burden to carry through your senior year but that’s not enough to hold back Ikeda. She is also the co-president of the club Give and Grow with senior Justin Van Ligten as well as the leadership team for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). Her favorite service activity is being the ASB community service officer with senior Alex Pugliese. She tackles these responsibilities and activities head on, some of which are being in charge of Vanguard pride days and coordinate other events that ASB participates in out side of school.

Outside of school on her own, she enjoys hanging out and spending time with her friends and family. She is also is involved with and enjoys helping special needs kids play soccer through Tustin AYSO. She loves being able to help teach kids something she’s passionate about, “And I think it’s amazing how something so simple as kicking a ball, to us, is so highly appreciated by these kids because it’s a challenge for them. Just seeing them beat the odds and succeed or even seeing their reaction after scoring a goal is what makes it all worth it.”

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