It’s the last day of school for Fulton County Schools seniors, and we’re celebrating our Super Senior nominees.
Meet Zuriel Jimpson, a member of Westlake High School’s Class of 2020. He’s excelled in both football and track, making the varsity rosters each year of his high school career. The National Honors Society member has also excelled in the classroom, maintaining a 3.5 GPA. He’ll attend Carson-Newman University in the fall where he’s been awarded a dual scholarship for football and track. He plans to major in computer science with a minor in graphic design.
Zuriel is described as a shy and humble young man who puts God first. He is always compelled to lend a helping hand to both his peers and those less fortunate. These are just some of the reasons he was the 2020 recipient of the Christion Abercrombie Award.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: During my high school career I have accomplished many things. What I am most proud of though is making the National Honors Society, being an outstanding student-athlete, and being able to make it to the collegiate level.
Q2: How have you given back to your community?
A2: The way I give back to the community is by mentoring younger kids who are less fortunate and by helping them find a positive goal in life to keep them on the correct path.
Q3: What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: My plans after highschool are to attain my bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman University in computer science and graphic design, attain an internship with NASA, attend the 2021 Olympics and get drafted to the NFL.
Q4: Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My mother was my backbone in this process. She always made sure that I had everything I needed. My mother was very hard on me and still is to this day but it was only to make sure my future was set in stone. I love my momma for everything she has done for me.
Q5: Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: To all members of the class of 2021, always set high goals and shoot to achieve them. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Ignore all outside distractions and all negativity that can take you off your path to greatness. Lastly, stay focused and always keep your eyes on your dream.