Vian’s Kaylee Teehee - Athlete Spotlight Presented By Bravado Wireless
While running to the beat of her favorite song “Make Me Proud”, Kaylee Teehee leaves a legacy of success at Vian High School as the 2020 senior heads down the final stretch.
Qualifying for the state track meet three times individually while competing in the hurdles, it’s the memory for a lifetime experience with the Lady Wolverines 800m relay team last year that remains most vivid for Teehee who credits the inspiration of family to lead her to the top of the medal stand. “My dad introduced me to sports, but never forced it upon me. He told me once I started a sport I couldn’t quit it,” said Teehee who also competed in the 300m hurdles, 4x100m and 4x400m relays. “He raised me to finish what I started and never lack effort.”
Dad’s voice rang loud and clear for Teehee on the track in a sport she confirms that requires total mentally toughness in order to keep your mind positive and telling yourself you can do it. “He made me a person who tried hard and always gave everything a 110% effort. He was at every game, meet, and assembly. At track meets he’d run back and forth on the field shouting encouraging words.”
Described as a person who is optimistic, competitive, and loving, Teehee confirms she always tries to look for the good in everything. “I believe that no matter the circumstances, I’m able to always look at a dark tunnel and find light somewhere,” Teehee said with confidence. “My best friend Hope Salcedo once said don’t worry about something until it happens, you’ll know how to deal with that situation when the time comes. If anyone can do it, it’s you.”
An all-conference selection in basketball as well as part of the Yearbook staff and member of National Honor Society, Student Council and class Vice President, Teehee is a Valedictorian of the Class of 2020 while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
With an eye to a college future where she plans to major in health and minor in psychology, Teehee will follow her own game plan as she leaves a legacy for others. “Hard work and determination will be more rewarding than anything. You don’t have to be the fastest, strongest, or tallest to do the best to your ability. You only need to prove you’ll never stop trying no matter the lengths.”