Leah

 

Leah is heavily involved on campus at St. Paul’s School for Girls. She is a member of the 2019 IAAM B Conference championship-winning varsity basketball team and the varsity outdoor track and field team where she competes in discus throw and high jump. Leah is on target for breaking the school record in discus throw and placed in the top three in 2018 for IAAM B Conference. In addition to being co-president of the Black Awareness Club for SPSG, Leah is a member of the National Honor Society. She also represented her school at the National Leadership and Diversity Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Leah has also presented a curriculum for consideration to have the first Afro-Latino Studies class at SPSG. Also, she volunteers as a counselor for the summer Bridges Program at SPSG.

 

She has explored the Arts by representing her grade in the Annual Poetry Recitation Contest and has also performed in several school plays and musicals. Leah also holds a part -time job at SPSG overseeing refreshment stands at sporting events.

 

Leah has found great enjoyment in becoming a public speaker and student advocate. With the encouragement of several staff and faculty members, her experience at SPSG has placed her in several leadership positions. Leah has grown into an incredible voice for other girls of color in an arena where their voices may otherwise not be heard.

 

Leah’s Parent said: B.E.S.T. has given Leah and me incredible support during some very challenging times. Now, during the most important year of her high school career, B.E.S.T. has supported Leah academically and emotionally. I thank B.E.S.T. for all it has done for my daughter.