Clark Oral and Facial Surgery’s Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city’s outstanding high school students.
Each week, one student from each high school is chosen by their principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics, and much more.
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Southern Oral and Facial Surgery’s Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city’s outstanding high school students.
One student from Independence or Summit are chosen each week. Each student honoree is chosen by his or her principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics and much more.
Independence High School – Mackenzie Barnett
Senior Mackenzie Barnett is a mature, confident leader in her class.
She’s involved in all things theater at Independence High School to go along with show choir, theater and also the Franklin/Brentwood Arts Academy. She’s also earned All-State and All-Midstate vocalist awards.
“Mackenzie joined the department her freshman year, and from the moment she introduced herself at our first drama club meeting to today, starring in a musical her senior year, Kenzie has been an integral part of the program,” Indy theater teacher Rebecca Williams said. “She is incredibly talented, kind, full of personality and one of the most determined students I’ve ever had. She shines on and off stage and I couldn’t imagine our program without her.
“She’s starring in her final high school show, “Pippin,” as the leading player this weekend, but I have no doubt in my mind that it won’t be her last time on stage. Mackenzie Barnett is headed for an amazing, unforgettable, grand adventure, and Troupe 7038 will cheer her on the entire way.”
Theater is Barnett’s passion, behind her family and service. She spent two weeks in Sierra Leone last November helping out at the Covering, an orphanage in that country. This is something close to her family’s heart, as two of her sisters were adopted from Sierra Leone and they have family friends who have encouraged their path in this process.
Barnett’s role model is her aunt Linda, because she is positive and upbeat in the face of obstacles. She strives to be like her aunt in her daily life.
She’s still deciding on her future college plans. She’s trying to enter the theater program at one of the following schools: Columbia College of Ohio, Carnegie Mellon, University of Cincinnati, Pace University or Florida State University.
She is the oldest of six children of John and Sheri Barnett.