Keena White, Southern Vance girls’ soccer
College choice: UNC-Chapel Hill.
Varsity sports: Girls’ soccer.
Overall GPA: 4.4.
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Favorite course: AP Calculus.
I was fascinated to learn: Jane Matilda Bolin was the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School. She became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States.
Most inspiring teacher: My AP Calculus teacher for the spring semester, Mr. Stanford Wickham. Throughout my final semester, he has instilled in me the importance of facing each task with an optimistic attitude, the importance in trying my best, and the importance in continuing to strive regardless of the circumstance.
A book that impacted my life was: The Bible. Among everything, this book has taught me how to treat others as well as myself and the significance in believing/trusting God.
It’s hard to believe that...: In the time period we live in, we still have people who choose to be close-minded.
What epitomizes what a good American should be?: Someone who is honest, tolerant, hardworking, and genuinely cares for others as well as their surroundings.
Education’s biggest challenge or problem: The lack of enough resources for every person to have an equivalent standard of education.
My favorite charity is: The Salvation Army.
Best movie: “Selma.”
Whose life inspires you?: Maya Angelou.
Three people you wish you could meet: President Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Frances E.W. Harper.
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I spend my free time knitting scarves, for myself as well as my family members.
I wish I had more time for: Writing Spoken Word
I wish I had been there for: The March on Washington