Kayla Skipper

Kayla SkipperI am currently a junior at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. I’m studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and minors in Architecture and Women’s Studies.

I grew up in Lexington, South Carolina, right outside of Columbia, and attended Lexington High School. Throughout my high school career, I was very involved with extracurricular activities and community service. I competitively rode horses, and my horse was even named Horse of the Issue in Young Rider Magazine. My love for horses also translated into community service projects. Throughout my ten-year involvement in the Lexington County 4-H Horse Club, I aided various organizations and charities in fundraising activities. I also volunteered at Dream Riders, a local therapeutic horseback riding organization, and Boys’ Farm, a home for boys that integrated a horse program. While attending Lexington High School, I was also a member of academic societies such as the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars, Duke TIP Scholars, and SC Junior Scholars. My other awards include first place in the Lexington One Community Coalition Drug and Alcohol Awareness Competition and second place in the Future Business Leaders of America District Competition. 

Since becoming a student at Clemson, I have also been involved in several activities. I worked for the “Will to Lead” philanthropy campaign as a phoneathon caller to raise needed support for Clemson’s students and faculty. The campaign reached its $600 million dollar goal, which granted 357 scholarships to students, established 95 new faculty positions, funded the Creative Inquiry program, and aided with the construction and renovation of facilities. I have also worked as a counselor for Camp ROAR (Reaching Out through Adventures in Recreation), which provides a fun, safe camp environment for children in the Clemson area to and grow and learn. While attending Clemson, I have been named to the President’s List several times and am a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.