This month, we’re celebrating South Fulton’s Super Seniors!
Meet JaH’son Lovelle Hobbs, a member of Langston Hughes High School’s Class of 2020. This scholar is graduating a year early. He’s a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and is the drumline section leader for the marching and concert bands. He’s been accepted into 10 universities and has multiple scholarship offers. He has plans to study business administration and entrepreneurship.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: I have performed with Langston Hughes High School’s band since the 8th grade. So, after participating in both the marching and concert band and after receiving several musical awards, I was proud to be selected as the drumline section leader. Serving as section leader has helped me with leadership skills and has helped me become more outspoken.
This year, I was recognized as an Honor Roll recipient based on my academic achievements. As a 16-year old Senior, I was proud that I made it to the last round of interviews for the Five Strong Scholarship interview process. No, I was not awarded the honor, but I hung in there with peers two years older than me. And I have also been offered several other band and academic scholarships.
Outside of school, I was proud to have completed the 2019 Rites of Passage Program at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Through this program I made lots of new friends and learned valuable life-long lessons about family and manhood.
Q2: How have you given back to your community?
A2: Throughout the years, my family has participated in Hosea Feed the Hungry and helped distribute food to the homeless. Every year, we adopt a family in need to help with a Christmas wish list, and we also make it a priority to give to causes within Langston Hughes to help my fellow classmates. I recently assisted Next Level Boys Academy in the distribution of toys for their Toys for Tots Christmas giveaway. I have also served as a counselor-in-training with the organization.
Q3: What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: I plan on going to college to major in Business Administration. During that time I am going to continue with marching band because it’s something I really enjoy. I’ve been playing drums since I was three years old. After college, I plan to start my own real estate company along with helping my father run his transportation company. I plan to get my home inspectors license as well.
Q4: Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My mother has always been on me and my sisters with making sure we did what we needed to do inside and outside of school. Thanks to her, I’m graduating a year early from high school. Yep! I will be a 17-year old college Freshman.
Q5: Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: Get involved at your school. Do something whether it be band, sports, student government, or any kind of club. You’ll make all kinds of friends and it’ll make your high school experience 20 times better and memorable. Only YOU can make your senior year special.
Do you know a South Fulton Super Senior that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them at firstname.lastname@example.org.