This month, we’re celebrating South Fulton’s Super Seniors!
Meet A’nya Bostick, a member of Langston Hughes High School’s Class of 2020. She’ll graduate with both her high school diploma and an associate degree from Georgia Military College. She is headed to Tennessee State University in the fall. Her goal is to later attend Meharry School of Dentistry and become a pediatric dentist.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: My biggest accomplishment was to challenge myself by participating in the Dual Enrollment Program at Georgia Military College. As a dual enrollment student, I had to learn to balance my classes and work independently. In May 2020, I will proudly graduate with my high school diploma and associate degree in general studies. I am also proud that I completed high school with a 3.0 GPA while working part-time. I believed in displaying grit and integrity in everything that I accomplish. Additionally, I made wonderful friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
Q2: How have you given back to your community?
A2: I was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from 2018-2019. In this organization I had the opportunity to learn marketing tactics used by major corporations to increase sales. I also volunteered at the Diabetes Health Fair hosted by Emory Healthcare. As a volunteer, I assisted with providing educational materials to individuals in the community about diabetes awareness. Additionally, I spent the last two summers volunteering at Ridgeland Family Dentistry in South Carolina. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to learn about general dentistry. My family also participates in various activities to help children in need by donating clothes and adopting a family for Christmas. I truly understand the importance of giving back to my community and helping others.
Q3: What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: I plan to attend Tennessee State University in Nashville and major in biology. After completing college, my goal is to attend Meharry School of Dentistry and become a pediatric dentist. I plan to join my father’s dental practice and continue the family legacy.
Q4: Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My mom has helped me the most along the way. She encouraged me to join the dual enrollment program which is now leading me to not only receive a high school diploma but an associate degree as well. She motivated me when I didn’t motivate myself. My mother gave me the reassurance when I felt like giving up. She gave me the encouragement when I felt insecure. She made me feel like I could do it and I did. Having a mother that believes in you and sees your worth is a true blessing.
Q5: Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: Based on my high school experience I would encourage the Class of 2021 to focus on the big picture. Stay focused, work hard, be engaged and make connections with your teachers and outside resources. Having a good reputation in your school and community will open many opportunities for you. Stay positive.
Do you know a South Fulton Super Senior that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them at email@example.com.