Jay Kinard of Signal Mtn., TN, is proficient in conversational Spanish—a tool he's used on many mission trips to Latin America. As an Eagle Scout, he's earned over 50 merit badges from community service, life skills and civic involvement and served as a Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster. He's active in his youth group, serves as lead vocalist and guitarist for a youth band at his church and leads music for children's Sunday School and his church's family camp.
He serves as a tutor and mentor for a 5th grader,teaching him outdoor skills and serving as a male role model in his life. Jay competed regionally in Mock Trial and was awarded Outstanding Novice Attorney. He is a competitive swimmer, ultimate frisbee player and ballroom dancer. He plans to attend Lee University in Cleveland,TN, to major in Biology with a career in dentistry in mind.