In the Spotlight.
Sensible Living for a Lifetime . . .
Dr. Lovely A. Thornton President/Founder Sensible Women Initiative, Inc.
Dr. Thornton is the winner of the Walden University – 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. “This honor is given each year to one alum who exemplifies Walden’s mission to effect positive social change through contributions to his or her profession, discipline, or community.” The award was presented on August 9, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
God-daughter of Maureen Campbell
SWI Chief Operating Officer
Hello! My name is Shamya Kerr. I am a “Violet” within a youth chapter of the Sensible Women Initiative. I am very happy to announce that I have graduated from middle school and will be attending high school in August. I graduated from John S. Martinez School; and for high school, I will be attending Hill Regional Career High School. I will begin high school on the 26th of August. I have accomplished my goals and I am very proud.
For both 7th and 8th grade, I was in the honor society. I was also in the student council. I received awards in language arts, the honor society, and also for being a part of the student council. I am very thrilled to say that I have graduated with all A’s, and I also had a graduation ranking of a #4. I graduated with a 3.95 GPA. The highest GPA was a 4.0. I’m happy that I was able to graduate in the top 5 of my class. During my time in middle school, I’ve tried to maintain a high GPA and to be an honor roll student and, gladly, I have achieved that goal.
The career I will be pursuing in high school is health science. My major subjects that I will be taking are language arts, geometry, science, and Spanish. I am interested in being a pediatrician because I love working with younger children. When I graduate from high school, I will be pursuing education in the health field. I am happy to take a higher step in my education by attending high school. I have achieved my goals.
While attending middle school, I have been attending a program named Pathfinder. Pathfinder is a program that is for students who get good grades every marking period, and it’s a program to help students to be ahead. I have been a part of Pathfinder for 4 years. It has helped me to improve academically.
I would like to thank God for making it possible for me to graduate. I would also like to thank my parents and godparents for pushing and motivating me.