Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, VA
I have maintained well above a 3.6 GPA since entering high school. I entered high school with a cumulative seven and one half credits. I am currently balancing work, academy classes, advanced placement classes, and honors courses. I passed my AP Psychology exam with a four out of five. I have received the "Student of the Year" Award for Biology in 2009, French III 2009, Theatre 2009, Honors English 10 in 2010, Theatre in 2010, Computer Programming in 2011, Theatre in 2011, AP English in 2011, and AP Psychology in 2011. I currently am maintaining a 3.9 GPA. I was given an award by the NAACP in 2005 for "Academic Excellence" and attended a magnet school during middle school where I received the highest award, "The Phoenix Medallion". I am ranked 12th in my class.
I currently attend the Visual and Performing Arts Academy for Theatre at Salem High School in Virginia Beach. I am chief lighting designer and have designed lights for school productions of "Godspell", "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Hairspray", "Dracula", "Fools", "A Midsummer's Night Dream", and a plethora of dance shows. I was recently hired to design for dance choreographer, Jennifer Wheeler. I also performed in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and have been in other positions such as technical director and lighting instructor. I directed my junior class as they did a scene from "The Merchant of Venice" at the Shakespeare Folger Library where we won the "Ensemble Award" and more. I am currently creating a technical union at the school to provide benefits for the technically inclined.
I played junior varsity girls basketball my freshman and sophomore while maintaining academy involvements. I earned the coach's award in 2009 and 2010 for growth and dedication. I also was awarded the Academic Excellence for Basketball for both years. My sophomore year I was voted team captain and helped many of the first time players excel in the sport. I was the quickest player on the court and had outstanding defense. I grew exponentially and by my sophomore year I became a starter for every game for the duration of the season despite having never played the game until high school. Despite having suffered several injuries, I have played through the pain and supported my teammates.