Kaleigh Strong is a seasoned journalist whose career began back in 2016 when she joined her high school's newspaper and yearbook team where she served as story editor. In her senior year, Kaleigh was a supporting writer on a yearbook piece about the suicide of a fellow student that sparked a campus wide debate about mental health. In Spring of 2019 this story, titled Invisible Wounds, became the first high school yearbook to win the Student Impact Award from JEA and the Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists.
Kaleigh is also the recipient of an Excellent award for her themed photography, which was awarded at the annual JEA/NSPA Spring Convention in Seattle, Washington in 2017. Currently, Kaleigh is a senior studying Journalism and Mass Communications at the Walter Cronkite School on Arizona State University’s downtown campus. She has written articles for the student-run newspaper, Downtown Devil, along with publishing with several newspapers across the Valley such as the Scottsdale Independent and the Paradise Valley Independent.