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Kaylee Ramirez is March’s Young Woman of the Month

Apr 03, 2024 10:33AM ● By Amy Pretti, Dixon Soroptimist Club
Pictured left to right, Soroptimist President Brenda Walker, Maria Ramirez with her daughter Kaylee Ramirez, and Alaina Gibbons. Courtesy photo

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Kaylee Ramirez is the SI Dixon Young Woman of the Month! Kaylee was chosen by her teacher, Alaina Gibbons, Math Department at Dixon High School.  Alaina Gibbons explained that it was an easy choice.  Kaylee works hard, goes the extra mile, and encourages her classmates to do the same.  She is a leader.

Kaylee is the daughter of Hector and Maria Ramirez.  She has an older brother, Hector, and a sister named Perla.  Kaylee has grown up in Dixon attending Silveyville, Anderson Elementary, C.A. Jacobs, and is now a senior at Dixon High School.

She is most proud of receiving the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.  Kaylee also worked hard every year to ensure she made the honor roll throughout high school.  She was also the captain of her JV Soccer team for Dixon High School.

Kaylee has volunteered to help at track meets for two years.  She also worked in the Dixon High School campus cleanup.  During her senior year, she has been an AVID tutor for the freshman and has been a mentor at the John Knight Middle School kindness seminar.

AVID has been an important club for Kaylee to participate in throughout high school.  Kaylee has participated in FFA for 2 years.  She is also a member of Key Club and Club Unidos.

From a young age, Kaylee has always looked at the stars, fascinated by the glowing specks in the dark sky.  While visiting her parents’ hometown in Jalisco, Mexico, she was up in the mountains one night and seemed so close to the stars that she could reach out and touch them.  The stars were brighter than anything she had ever seen.  Knowing that Kaylee was captivated by the stars, her sister gave her a bunch of NASA stickers which she placed on her special places.

As Kaylee got older, she still had dreams of NASA.  Because of her excellence in math, she looked for suitable careers to study in college.  Engineering that involves space?  Kaylee’s junior year she was having a conversation with her AP Psychology teacher, Mr. Nelson, who showed her a Lego model of a spaceship.  That was it, aerospace engineering!

Kaylee plans to attend either CSU Long Beach or UC San Diego.

After graduation from college, Kaylee plans on becoming an aerospace engineer.  She would like to help the U.S.  in the new space race.  No matter how hard, Kaylee will one day realize her dreams as a first-generation Latina college student.

Congratulations Kaylee!  We can’t wait to watch you soar in and out of this world!