Mckenna Hitter is the daughter of Gerald and Linda Hitter. She is a 2016 graduate of Eastlake high school where she was the class Salutatorian with a 4.0 grade point average. She is currently a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso where she is majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. While at UTEP, Mckenna has maintained a 3.50 GPA in her engineering studies and has also been named to the Dean’s list. She has been a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority since her freshman year. She has held the position of Marshal and has been a member of the public relations council. The Alpha Xi Delta Philanthropy is “autism speaks.” You will find Mckenna partaking in the various activities that the sorority promotes to raise money for this cause. During her years at UTEP Mckenna has participated in the excel program associated with the student government association. She worked in the engineering department as the metallurgical and materials engineering peer advisor.
Away from UTEP, Mckenna has volunteered her time in the Socorro Independent School District. She has volunteered to help coach the destination imagination team alongside her mom for the past two years. Their team has placed first at the regional level and has advanced to state back-to-back years. Mckenna also volunteers in the classroom tutoring students in math and reading and helps work elementary gifted and talented summer camps. She is now working on becoming a substitute teacher. Mckenna has also volunteered some time in visiting the children’s hospital and has helped collect toys for the young patients during the holidays.
Mckenna said that growing up in El Paso she was introduced to many of the traditions El Paso has to offer. Whether it’s UTEP sports, chihuahuas baseball games, viva El Paso, Fort Bliss or the Sun Bowl, Mckenna has seen the traditions and has learned what our community is about. The Sun Bowl puts El Paso on a national stage and what better way to spread the goodwill of El Paso and the Sun Bowl by being a part of the Sun Court.