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Class of 2024: Makayda Aldrich

Meet class of 2024 graduate Makayda Aldrich.

Join us in celebrating the class of 2024 and all of their accomplishments! These students stand front and center and live out the values of BCCS every day. They act with integrity. They demonstrate pride, passion, and perseverance. They seek to understand others, embrace the differences between us, and show empathy. We honor their hard work and look forward to their bright futures.


What is your first and last name?

Makayda Aldrich

Which school do you attend?

Brooklyn Center High School STEAM

What groups, activities or sports have you been involved in throughout your high school career?

I have been playing varsity volleyball since 8th grade, and have been involved in BCHS volleyball.

Is there a staff member who has gone beyond for you? If so, who? How have they gone beyond?

Ms. Kemink has been a part of my middle and high school experience since 7th grade. Through being my middle school volleyball coach, to supporting me through AVID, and throughout all four years of high school.

As Centaurs, we stand front and center. What do you stand front and center for?

I stand front and center for all of my BCHS athletes. I see the passion and love they show through their sport constantly. They deserve recognition and support from the community and fellow athletes around them.

What does it mean to you to be a Centaur?

To me it means through all the hardships and challenges, we must support each other to be great.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation I plan on playing Division 3 volleyball and studying Sports Management at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

What advice would you give someone just starting high school?

Starting high school can feel like a big step, but it's also an exciting time to meet new people and explore different interests. My advice would be to stay true to yourself, be open to new experiences, and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. High school is a chance to discover more about yourself and the world around you.