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Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor and Illini West Senior McKenzie Rose Dunaway of Carthage.

McKenzie was born on April 6, 1998 in Aurora and was raised in Bradenton, Florida.

McKenzie is the daughter of Serena Boedewig and Bill Dunaway.

McKenzie has four siblings. McKenzie's sister, Samantha Dunaway, 16 lives in Carthage, her brother, Jake Haesler, 24 lives in Aurora, and her brother Joe Haesler, 22, lives in Flowery Branch, Georgia, and her other brother Jake Dunaway, 21 lives in Illinois as well.

McKenzie is the granddaughter of Jean and Thomas Dunaway of Bradenton, Florida. Grandma Jean is a realtor and Grandpa Thomas is a truck driver and he builds houses.

McKenzie has attended seven schools growing up. She previously worked at Alfano s and is now Manager at age 17, at the popular Dairy Queen in Carthage.

McKenzie s hobbies include dance, theater, and singing.

Her favorite high school memory is making it to state with her dance team in 2016.

After graduation, McKenzie plans to attend Western Illinois University to study either nursing; to be a neonatal nurse practitioner, or Law Enforcement.