About Kayla Anastasio

Kayla Anastasio

Class of 2022

Early Education and Care

Biographical statement

I was born and raised in Holbrook, Massachusetts with my parents, Paul (BHR 97) and Kelly Anastasio and my three brothers, Patrick (BHR 2016), Brian (BHR 2019), and Mason (prospective Class of 2029.) I play soccer, basketball, and softball in school and outside of school. I volunteer with the MR8 Foundation, Local 103 packaging things to send to troops, recently passed the legislated law peace day. I work in the summer as a camp counselor at Thayer Academy.

Career goals

My career goal when I’m older is to be a middle school English teacher. I enjoy academics, helping/teaching others, and I enjoy working with children.

What BHR has done for you

Blue Hills has enabled me to broaden my career horizon through vocational education, take part in SkillsUSA, sports teams, and meet some amazing friends from so many different towns and backgrounds.

Why you came to BHR instead of your local high school

I attended Blue Hills rather than my local high school because we have always been a Blue Hills family. The idea of vocational education and training appealed to me very much.

A quotation that inspires you, or that you live by

“In the end all that matters is that you loved, you lived and you did the very best you could do.“- Colleen Mento. This quote was often said by a close family friend who passed away last year in December.

Your favorite book or movie

My favorite movie would be “Hidden Figures,” a movie about Katherine Johnson, an American mathematician who was the first African American woman to work for NASA where she calculated orbit trajectory.

Best advice you ever received from a teacher/parent/family member/friend

The best advice I’ve received would be to always try your hardest and never give up.

Advice that you would give to a grade 8 student applying to BHR
Best advice I would give to an 8th grader applying to BHR is to be open-minded when exploring the technical programs. You might be surprised at which one you really love.

Teacher or Faculty member at BHR who has helped or inspired you the most

A teacher at BHR who has helped and inspired me would be Mr. Cleggett. Mr. Cleggett is a great teacher as well as a coach who has helped me grow both academically and with sports. He also gives me good advice and is always there to talk.

Who is your hero? 

My heroes would be my parents. My parents are my biggest supporters. They always help me grow with sports and with academics. They are always at my games cheering me on and helping me improve.  My Dad was a Marine and my mother recently graduated nursing school. Both of them have shown me you can accomplish anything you set your heart to. They also both have kind hearts which I adore.

Most memorable moment at BHR

The most memorable moment I have at BHR is with my brother Brian who graduated at the end of my freshman year. Having a role model in the school was so awesome. We also got to do all the spirit days together and decorate his car.