Kyra Van Anda

Between finding out she was pregnant with her second child shortly after signing up for classes in 2018, to her husband being sent overseas for the military, to a seizure leading to a car wreck which totaled her car and a global pandemic, it has not been an easy ride for Kyra Van Anda to earn her Early Childhood Development Certificate.

Not only did Kyra graduate, but she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
“There were a lot of times I had the odds stacked against me,” she said. “If you feel the odds are stacked against you, remember YOU control your life, not these obstacles.” While attending Central Carolina Technical College, Kyra received the Ruth and David Martin Scholarship from the CCTC Foundation.

This scholarship was established in 2003 by Ruth and David Martin and is given annually to second year Early Childhood students through the Foundation. This helped alleviate her burden since her military spouse scholarship did not fully cover tuition.