Kylee May is a freshman at MU from the small town of Hondo, Texas, who has a passion for everything she immerses herself in. May’s family moved to Sullivan, Mo., this summer to join her grandparents, native Missourians.
May is a science and agricultural journalism major with an animal sciences minor focusing on equine. May developed a passion for horses at a young age. She has owned eight horses and kept them on her family ranch in Texas. May personally trained her horses and competed in rodeos and competitions on the state and national level. She formed a special bond with her horse, Lena, who she calls her “passion and best friend … She is just the best and sweetest horse,” May said.
May’s dream job is to write for Western Horseman Magazine or American Quarter Horse Association. She has experience in news writing, reporting for her high school newspaper. She wrote for her the newspaper all through high school and was the newspaper editor for two consecutive years. However, if given the choice, she would rather write creatively. May says she has always enjoyed writing, as her mother was an English major and she believes some of that passion was channeled to her.
In high school, May was involved in “just about everything.” She held positions in the national FFA organization, 4-H, student council and Business Professionals of America. Her positions included community service chair of student council and numerous state titles in FFA and 4-H. May’s involvement shows her hard work ethic and full outlook on life that she has brought with her to MU.
May loves the beauty of MU’s campus and has always spent the majority of her time outdoors. She actually chose to live in Tiger Diggs, because it is close to a small wooded area.
“I’m just enjoying being Kylee May,” she said.
At MU May feels like she can finally be an individual.