Mckenna Hitter is the daughter of Gerald and Linda Hitter. Hitter is a 2016 graduate of Eastlake High School where she graduated as the class Salutatorian with a 4.0 GPA. Hitter is currently a junior at the UTEP, 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. As a member she has held the position of marshal and has been a member of the public relations council as well. The Alpha Xi Delta philanthropy is Autism Speaks and you will also find Hitter partaking in the various activities that the sorority promotes to raise money for this cause. Also, during her years at UTEP Hitter did participate in the excel program associated with the student government association. Hitter also worked in the Engineering Department as the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering peer advisor.
Away from UTEP, Hitter has volunteered her time in the Socorro Independent School District at her own Elementary School, Horizon Heights. There, Hitter 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. Hitter also volunteers in the classroom tutoring students in math and reading and helps work elementary at summer camps. She is also working on becoming a substitute teacher. Mckenna has also volunteered some time in visiting the children at the children’s hospital and has helped collect toys for them during the holidays.
Hitter 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, Hitter 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.