This month, we’re celebrating South Fulton’s Super Seniors!
Meet Melaiah Hobbs, a member of Langston Hughes High School’s Class of 2020. As captain of the volleyball team, she’s used to aiming high. She’s a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the Field of Dreams Academy, Inc.’s 2020 Student of the Year.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: One of the things I’m most proud
of is my decision to participate in the Dual Enrollment program via Langston
Hughes’ cohort with Georgia Military College since tenth grade. Upon graduation,
I will be receiving my Associates Degree, and will enter college with 2 years
of study under my belt. Secondly, I will be graduating with honors from
high school having completed all my graduation requirements in the eleventh
grade. My academic accomplishments allowed me to receive Honor Roll
recognition, be accepted into 17 colleges, and receive several academic
scholarship offers. If I do continue my post graduate education in Georgia, I
will be a recipient of HOPE Scholarship funding. Outside of academics, I was
very proud to serve three years as the Captain of Langston Hughes’ volleyball
varsity and junior varsity teams, and one year as Co-Captain. I was also named
MVP for two years.
Q2: How have you given back to your community?
A2: My family and I constantly donate and volunteer to help those in need. Every year, my siblings and I forgo a long list of Christmas wishes, adopt a family in need and fulfill every requested gift on the list. Our goal is to help give them the best Christmas possible. Throughout the year, I also volunteer with Field of Dreams Academy, Inc. to help educate and teach younger athletes how to play volleyball.
Q3: What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: I plan on attending college and majoring in biology, with minors in psychology and sports management. After undergrad, I will attend medical school and obtain my Ph.D. in physical therapy. I aspire to become a sports physical therapist and operate my own independent practice.
Q4: Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My mom has always given me the push needed to do things I was avoiding. She would always encourage me to try new things and not place limits on my goals.
Q5: Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: Stick to being you and focusing on yourself. Don’t let anyone stop you from succeeding. Surround yourself with people that support you and have the same aspirations and goals as you. Get involved with activities that enhance your interests. Don’t try to fit in when you can be yourself and stand out.
Do you know a South Fulton Super Senior that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them at firstname.lastname@example.org.