2013 ISA PUPID Scholarships
Meet Kayla Louise Young
The ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division is pleased to award a $2000 scholarship to a college student pursuing a career in pulp & paper. This year, the winner is another “top-notch” student with an impressive scholastic record as well as extracurricular activities and having demonstrated a significant interest in the pulp and paper industry. The winner is Kayla L. Young. Kayla sent in her completed application form from the PUPID website, an official transcript from her university, three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with her character, and answered three questions describing his interest in the pulp and paper industry, her educational accomplishments, her school activities and her leadership roles. You can read a little bit about her in the rest of this article.
Kayla L. Young,
a 21-year old junior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Paper Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, hails from Maineville, Ohio, where she graduated from Kings High School, in nearby Kings Island, where she was a cheerleader for 12 years and a dancer for 7 years and competeted in bowling for 5 years and was able to attend the Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships.
Kayla is the daughter of Mike, who works for Mane Inc. and Tina, who works for Macy’s Credit and Customer Service Inc. and has two younger brothers, Eric, 17,and Jason,15.
Kayla will graduate in May 2014 and currently has a GPA of 2.34. Kayla is still searching for a summer internship this summer (she was offered a non-paying internship), so maybe some of you readers can help her. Kayla says long term she would like to work for Procter and Gamble in Research and Development or to work for Georgia Pacific as a Process Engineer or in Research and Development.
While studying at Miami of Ohio, she has been a member of Miami Student TAPPI and plans to tryout for the Miami Shakerettes for the upcoming year.
For fun, Kayla enjoys hanging out my friends and family, shopping, bowling, dancing, and playing video games.
(The picture was taken at the 2013 Miami University PSE Foundation Banquet where Pat Dixon, ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division Education Chair, awarded Kayla the 2013 scholarship.)