Jessica, 2005

I am a senior this year here at Woodside High. I am a member of what I think is the best organization ever. Many people envy me because they haven‘t had the chance to do what I've done and see what I've seen in this club. I have been a member of Excellence Girl's Club for 3 years. Being a member has molded me to the person I am today. Now that I am graduating and going to college I feel more prepared than ever because of the skills I've learned and experiences I've had. I have gained leadership skills, connected with youth by mentoring at South Morrison Elementary School and volunteered for the Afram and Newport News Children's Festivals. I have also been able to learn how to gain new friendships that I probably would have never had. Now I'm not going to lie. We stayed after every Thursday and I was tired and even thought about trying to find a way to get our of coming to club, but I always went and they never ceased to amaze me because when I went I had a great time and I was happy I went and didn't miss out. I would like to thank Mrs. Madison for never giving up on me. Mrs. Cohen, I thank you for always being there and informing me about what was going on in my life. You are like a sister I never had and I will never forget you. This is not a group or a club. This is a sisterhood that has changed my life. This has been a long 4 years and now my high school life is over. I'll never forget any of you and thank you for allowing me to be part of this sisterhood.

Jessica 2005 February 13, 2018