Celebrating Leila’s 18th Birthday in McLean

Celebrating Leila’s 18th Birthday in McLean

A birthday to remember.

A birthday to remember. Photo contributed


Drive-by birthday parade.

Leila Williams is a McLean High School senior who is graduating in 2020 and will be attending University of Illinois in the fall. Leila will be studying engineering. It has been anything but a typical senior year as she and the rest of her class are not able to enjoy class trips, parties, prom, and most important graduation. She also turned eighteen on May 10. She celebrated with a birthday car parade. Leila’s friends from elementary school, Color Guard, and family friends came in their cars and met in a parking lot. They made signs for Leila and had balloons. Everyone drove around, waved, and said hi while staying in their cars. It was a fun way to celebrate with friends safely. Leila is a member of McLean Color Guard which teaches the value of hard work, performance, and friendship. Leila enjoys Color Guard so much that she plans to continue doing it in college. Leila also is a softball player who has enjoyed playing at McLean Little League and McLean High School. Leila plays the violin and is in the National honor society, math honor society, science honor society, TriM (music) honor society and German honor society. Leila is a Girl Scout and volunteers to help others through Girl Scouts and her church. Leila has gone on several mission trips to share her time with others.