Senior Spotlight - Keya Vijapure
Class of 2019
Attending University of California, Los Angeles this fall
Keya has participated in the Speech and Debate Club, ranking as the #1 Public Forum debater in California and 12 in the nation earlier this spring. In addition, she has also participated in clubs including the CARE Club and more.
Best QLS Memory
Dancing my feet off at Prom with all my friends.
What I'll Miss Most About QLS
The debate team has become my second family. I have been able to travel around the country with my teammates and have formed strong bonds with all of my friends and mentors.
"Keya is a well-balanced student who demonstrates both analytical and creative thinking skills. She is also an inquirer, thinker, communicator, and risk-taker who is always on top of everything; every time I give Keya a challenge, she comes back with a solution! It has been absolutely great to see her growth in IB Art and I cannot wait to see her brightest future as a surgeon."
- Ms. Bora Shin, Visual Arts Instructor
"Keya is a great example of motivation, passion, and responsibility. Her love for learning is an inspiration for classmates and teachers. Every day our IB Spanish B class was able to have a great learning experience thanks to her talents to dance salsa, to cook Latin dishes, and her picturesque pieces of art. Her beautiful oral presentations are enchanting, with an impeccable Latino accent. Keya es una estudiante fantástica y con una personalidad amable y especial. Te deseamos muchos éxitos en tu vida universitaria y profesional. ¡Sí, se puede!"
- Ms. Ilva Salamanca, World Languages Department Head