Jessica, 2005

February 13, 2018

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.