One-on-One with YR Senior Alicynn Delancy

YR students on Teen Advisory Council’s Marketing/Communications Committee (MARCOM) are speaking one-on-one with fellow students to get to know them better, share their interests with the community and work on their interviewing skills. MARCOM Co-Chair Raelynn Grossman, a junior at Mater Dei High School, recently interviewed Alicynn Delancy. Alicynn is a senior at Mount Vernon High School where she is the Spanish Club historian, a member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decsisions), color guard and winter guard and is involved with the musical. Through YR, Alicynn is involved in TEENPOWER, Teen Court and Teen Advisory Council. At YR’s 2018 Hall of Fame Celebration, Alicynn was awarded the Nancy Sieben Koehler Scholarship.

Alicynn used her senior pictures to display her love of YR!

Q. What made you want to get involved in YR?
A. My 7th grade year at Christ the King they had this little thing for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to talk about TEENPOWER. That’s how I found out about YR. I went home and was like, “Mom, you have to sign me up for this. This is so cool.” I went to the camp, and I fell in love. After going to two camps, I joined TAC and Teen Court, and it just kinda went from there.

Q. What is your preferred donut at TAC meetings?
A. Either the glazed or the long johns.

Q. Do you have any future plans made, such as college choice or major?
A. I’m going to Western Kentucky University. I plan on majoring in Special Education Elementary Education because there it’s one major with a minor in American Sign Language.

Visiting WKU with mom and dad

Q. What has been your favorite high school memory? Why?
A. Probably moving to Mt. Vernon and meeting such great people.

Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
A. St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. It’s so beautiful. I’ve only heard of it because of The Bachelorette.

Alicynn with longtime YR volunteer Ben Early

Q. Who is someone you look up to and admire? Why do you admire them?
A. I’m gonna have to say Fergie because she was at that thing at Christ the King, and since that day she has been there for me if I need her. I know she’s that way with everybody, and it’s so inspiring. Ben Early also had an amazing impact on my life. He has continually been a “cheerleader” in my corner. He constantly reminds me that I have the ability to do anything I set my mind to.

TAC life requires multiple alarms.

Q. How many alarms do you usually have to set to get up for TAC meetings?
A. Okay, so, there’s my five alarms. I stay with my grandma on TAC nights, and she has two alarms for me, and my sister sets ten alarms. So in total, there are 17 alarms for TAC. I will never wake up if there’ not that many alarms.

Q. What advice would you give to an incoming freshman about high school?
A. Don’t let other people dictate who you are and what you’re going to do with your life, because if you let them decide your decisions, you are gonna be so unhappy. Basically, just make your own decisions and make good decisions.




Mater Dei junior and MARCOM Co-Chair Raelynn Grossman interviewed Alicynn. Stay tuned for more “One-on-One” interviews with YR students!