My name is Jada Williams. I am eighteen years old, and a senior at Charles B. Aycock High School, located in Pikeville, North Carolina. I reside in Fremont with my mother. The two most important things in life to me are, God first and family. I would not be who I am today without my faith in God and the love that my family has showered me with. I took ballet and pointe for nine years at Artistic Dance Academy in Goldsboro, North Carolina. I am a member of the youth choir and also the Praise Team at my church. By the way, singing is my passion.
At school I am a member of National Honor Society, HOSA, FCCLA, choir factor, and I serve as an Ambassador which is a representative of my school. I was crowned Miss Debutante 2019, representing Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi Omega Sorority, named Miss Scholarship, and the recipient of the Francis J. Tyler Award for volunteering in my community. I was asked to sing at the 2019 Daffodil Festival, which is held annually in Fremont, North Carolina each year.
Because of my struggles with asthma and pneumonia as a child, it gave me the inspiration as far as what I’ve decided to do with my future. I would like to attend Campbell University and study nursing. I love people and I would like to be able to help those in need, along with showing them genuine concern, empathy, and compassion as I pursue my career in nursing.
SCHOOL: Charles B. Aycock High School
NAME: Jada Maliyah Williams
AGE: 18 years old
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I plan to go to Campbell University to pursue a career in Nursing. I plan to become a nurse in Labor and Delivery.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: I believe the most challenging task as a senior is trying to get all your work done in time to spend quality time with your family. Don’t get me wrong, family always comes first, but my school also comes first. I take pride of my school work and I want my hard work and passion to be shown in my assignments.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: The one thing I would share with my under classmen would be to always do your work assignments. During your senior year, there is no time for messing around and immaturity. This is the time to express who you are academically. This is also the time where colleges would be searching the right students to enter their school in the fall. Yes, senior is the time where you can look back and see the accomplishments you have made.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: The highlight of my senior year would have to be when I was chosen for the Best and Brightest of my senior class. I’ve known that I have been a good student, but the fact that other teachers around the school have noticed, it really brings joy to my heart. But honestly with or without this accomplishment, I would always try to be the best student I can be.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In ten years, I see myself being the best Labor and Delivery Nurse I can be. I see myself striving to do better each and every day. I imagine myself with not a great job but an awesome career. After I get my career on track, I see me with a nice man who will treat my family and me with respect.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: The most influential person in my life would have to be my mom. My mom has been there for me since day one and that’s never going to change. My mom is a single mom and things that single parents have to go through with raising a child is no easy. My mom does her best to make sure that I am happy and that I have everything I need, and so I deeply appreciate her from the bottom of my heart.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I am the most unique, because I have been blessed with a beautiful that no one but God gave me. If you look at me now, you wouldn’t believe that I had pneumonia and asthma as a kid, but look at me now. I’ve had the honor of working in the music studio two summers ago with Terry Fuller. Terry has taught me so much with being confident and to not be scared because has given me this voice and so He wants me to express it to others. I have also been crowned Miss AKA Debutante 2019.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: The one quote I live by would be “Let Go and Let God.” I live by this quote because without God, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: The first thing that I value most is my life is my Faith. We have to keep our faith higher than ever before, because we are living in dangerous times, so without that I’m nothing. The second thing I value most is my family. My family has been there for me since day one, so without their love and support, I wouldn’t be the young lady I am today. The third thing would have to be school; my school work always comes second after family. Without school, I would be nothing. I wouldn’t have the knowledge I have today without it. The fourth thing would have to be my health. Good health is key to everyday life. At times, I worry about my family’s health more than I do mine. I try to eat and exercise right when I have the time. The final thing I value most in my life is my voice. I was blessed with the voice, so this means I need to take care and preserve it as much as I can.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: If I could move anywhere in the world, I would move somewhere in South America. I would move down there, because South America is such a beautiful place physically and culturally. I have been fascinated with South America, specifically Bogota, Colombia, because that’s where my Spanish teacher for three years. In his class, we just didn’t learn about the Spanish language, we learned about each and every last countries different culture. This is why I would move to South America.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I would have to say that after all this time, majority of my classmates don’t know that I can sing. I don’t believe it’s because I didn’t want them to know, I just believe that I just don’t have time at school to showcase it, except being in choir factor. In choir factor, we put on a performance every semester.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: I would have to say the year 2016-2017 would have to have been my favorite year because that was the year my friend Catherine and I met our new friend Daisha. So know as we look back, we couldn’t imagine life without her; without each other.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: If I could only bring one item on a deserted island, I would bring water. I would bring water, because we cannot survive without it.