First Posted: 9/12/2012 11:34:42 AM | Last Updated: 9/12/2012 12:31:25 PM
One in a million---Ciara Shaw !
By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,
(pic: Ciara with her best friend and supporter, as well as, Mama...Mrs. Cassandra Shaw)
Although it is still summer however, for most young people, school has already begun. From elementary school to college, and universities, there are school bells ringing, instead of cartoons blasting in the basement.
Likewise in America, we always seek a hero or role model to look up to, in order to inspire us to do our best...I present OurTown newest national news reporter, Ciara Shaw. She is amazing ! Here is her story:
As a recent graduate of Stephenson High School, I was involved in numerous organizations including BETA Club, FBLA (future business leaders of America) and DECA Marketing Club to name a few.
I was President of the Student Government Association and became the first Miss Stephenson High School 2011-2012 my senior year. Bank of America Student Leadership Program -
My experience with BOA was phenomenal. I had an opportunity of a lifetime to get nominated to be one of the five chosen to work for a non-profit in Atlanta, Georgia.
We had a chance to work for Teach For America, which is a non-profit that focuses on college graduates becoming teachers for low-income students.
Their motto is that " One day all children will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education. With this in mind we were able to really see the education gap first hand.
Clark Atlanta University -
I will be attending Clark Atlanta University in the fall and receive a degree in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Television Broadcasting. In the near future, I hope to put out a positive name for myself at CAU and in the Metro-Atlanta area.
With the knowledge I will soon gain, I want to primarily focus on my craft and be apart of several interns that will push me in the direction of my career.
Happy Saks -
Happy Saks is a non-profit organization that focuses on giving to the community. I believe that giving even in small amounts can make a big difference. Giving of your time, talents and resources can change lives.
Thank you- BOA Sponsor-
I would like to give thanks to Cecille Goodman, director of the BOA Student Leadership Program for such an amazing opportunity. I appreciated every minute of the internship and growth that came with working with TFA.
I would like to thank my mother, Cassandra Shaw for always pushing me to be the absolute best I could be and to never doubt worry or fear about any situation. She taught me to stay focus and continue to believe that God would make a way. I thank her for her love and continued support that motivated me to always seek out to make her proud.