Many Talents Connect His World
Showcasing some of his many talents, Edmond Santa Fe senior Tyler McKenna enjoys performing music and developing software in the Computer Science Academy.
“If you work hard and learn to make difficult decisions without looking back, you can succeed, at Francis Tuttle, and in life.”
With an extensive family background in music, one might think Edmond Santa Fe senior Tyler McKenna would not be a candidate for studying computer science, but being well rounded, software development is well within his varied talent set. Tyler admits that he has always been disciplined in whatever he takes on, so between the notes, he has learned coding for game development, robotics, cyber security, and engineering.
As far as music goes, with Tyler’s mom a choir teacher, he and his three siblings have always been involved in choir, orchestra, piano, and a multitude of other instruments, but he has also enjoyed developing software for much of his school career. He will be attending Oklahoma City University on scholarship in the fall, working with computers in some capacity. Prior to university, Tyler hopes to secure an internship with OG&E to earn and learn in a cyber security role.
Last year, Tyler and his brother visited their sister in college in Korea, so he has experienced different cultures and feels he can easily adapt to campus life. He likes meeting people, which he says is easy at Francis Tuttle, and will help him blend in anywhere he goes.
“There are people from a bunch of different schools, with similar interests, so networking is natural, especially in the Computer Science Academy at Francis Tuttle.” He would tell potential students “If you work hard and learn to make difficult decisions without looking back, you can succeed, at Francis Tuttle, and in life.”
We’ll be watching your future successes in earnest, Tyler!