Kassidy Arena, 17, attends Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, where she is the editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Pawprint, and the school’s broadcast, The Wildcat Report. She will graduate in May 2016 and hopes to attend a top journalism school in order to pursue her goals of being a journalist. With CNN’s Christiane Amanpour as her role model, she hopes to go far in the journalism world. She is a competitive figure skater and also holds two state champion titles for feature writing and column writing. She is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and vice-president of her school’s Spanish club. She is the daughter of Chris Arena and Ann Blaya-Arena and older sister of Meghan Arena.