Nominated By Ali Figurin and Christina McCann, school counselors.
Kira has been through a lot in her short life. Kira was born in Uganda and lost her mother when she was 4 yrs. old. She was then placed in a boarding school for 2 years where relationships were tough between her and the other girls. Kira was then adopted into her forever family, moving thousands of miles away to a new country without knowing English. She has become a huge part of her family. She learned English, learned about her new culture, and then completed the IEP process for BVSD. She is doing so well academically now that she no longer needs an IEP. Her perseverance and hard work are an inspiration to those around her. She is a hard and studious worker who doesn’t quit. She also is able to handle uncomfortable circumstances with poise and grace, and her resilience through hardship is incredible. Her character, in these ways, has allowed her to thrive through adversity. Kira serves at Gospel Life Church in Broomfield in many ways including helping small children with set-up and tear-down of equipment. She is a great friend to many kids at Broomfield Heights middle school and she served as a 360-leader last year. She is a part of her school’s dance club as well. Kira wouldn’t toot her own horn about any of this, but she has been through so much and shown such persistence in just 14 yrs. She has battled through loss, poverty, health issues, culture shift, and done it all with a smile. Kira says that her friends and family have helped her become the person she is today. She says they have “helped me grow and believe that life can improve and get better.” Kira is a shining, thriving member of the Broomfield community and we are grateful to be able to honor her this evening!