Kylie Horn, Age 10
School: fourth-grader at
- Two years at West Valley Gymnastics School
- Swam a mile at
- Completed triathlon: 1-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, 2-mile run when she was 9
- Girls on The Run 5K race at Vasona in May of 2011
- Loma Prieta jogathon
- Creates websites for areas she's interested in
Key to Awesomeness: Proud papa Deric Horn says Kylie is an awesome kid who's respectful, fun, smart, and has a great outlook on life. She also loves animals and hopes to become a veterinarian when she's older, he adds. "Of course her plans include a practice with her best friends, twins, Annie and Carly."
Other interesting facts: Kylie enjoys the outdoors, camping in Catalina, Hawaii, Manresa Beach, and climbing trees, says dad.
Kylie also goes to the almost every weekend.
When visiting her grandmother, Heidi, in Orange County, she enjoys independence and the spirit of adventure by flying by herself on this special trip, dad continues.
Kylie also has many interesting ancestors who were involved with many parts of American history. She's is a sixth-generation Californian. Her ancestors, the McCutchens, crossed the state with the Donner party. Another ancestor was the first sheriff of San Jose, dad says.