Layla Z. | Spencer D. & Mary Jane Stewart Branch
Layla, the oldest of three siblings, has been attending the Spencer D. & Mary Jane Stewart Branch since she was in fourth grade. As a young Club member, Layla was introduced to sports and eventually fell in love with being an athlete after years of basketball and flag football at the Stewart Branch. Now, as a senior at Western School of Science and Technology, she is an exceptional three-sport athlete (basketball, soccer, volleyball) and even received an All-State Honorable Mention for volleyball. She is also proud to volunteer nearly 50 hours of community service a month and enjoys giving back to her community.
Whether through athletics, Keystone Club, or helping staff and members in the gym, the Club has always inspired Layla to take action and never stop learning. Whenever she needed help throughout her time as a Club kid, she always got much-needed guidance from friends and staff at the Stewart Branch. Now, as a leader at her Club, Layla loves being that go-to person for younger Club peers. She is very passionate about marine life, especially sharks, and will pursue a career as a marine biologist after being the first in her family to attend college.
Q: If you could live in a book, tv show, or movie, what would it be and why?
I would live in Transformers. The movies are magnificent, and it would be so cool being able to go places with the Autobots.
Q: If you won $100,000 today, what would you do with your winnings?
I would first help my parents pay for anything they need, and I would definitely donate to homeless and animal shelters. I would also save up for the future and maybe buy myself a Camaro!
Q: Who would you like to have dinner with and why?
I would like to have dinner with Paul Walker because he has always been one of my favorite actors and I would want him to teach me about cars!
Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“You have to give to get.”
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