LeaderSports Featured Athlete: Haylee McKinney, Dora

Words by Thomas Ingle | Images by Justin Hunter

Meet Haylee McKinney, a Dora High School senior and the daughter of Patrick and Melanie McKinney. Haylee has been making history as a three-time county champion cheerleader for coach Katie Carden.

Haylee has also proven herself to be a remarkable student. When she’s not busy with her sports commitments, you might find her delving further into studying her favorite subject, math. She is also a proud member of the Beta Club. 

With a perfect 4.0 GPA, she’s found a way to excel in her studies while thriving in her sports pursuits. “School always comes first, and then after that, everything else.”

As she looks ahead to her graduation in May 2024, Haylee plans to pursue higher education, get a business degree, and receive a cosmetology license.

Congratulations, Haylee, on your athletic and academic accomplishments. We wish you the best in your future endeavors! WL