June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Jul 5, 2008

Spotlight on DeAnthia Adderley

I pray for our Bahamaland to get back to the way it was because now-a-days I'm afraid to go out with my friends because you don’t know what to expect and what can happen. DeAnthia Adderley

What is something that you pray for often? This was one of my questions to this issue’s Spotlight Teen. Her answer shown above speaks of the type of person that this young lady is. Sixteen year old DeAnthia Adderley is a twelfth grader at Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy. She is known both for her helpfulness in the home and in her church. She is such an exemplary young lady that she has been chosen as Youth of the Year for two consecutive years at her church.

One of DeAnthia’s proudest moments was when she overheard one of the younger youths saying, “I would love to be the type of person that Dee is.” That simple comment encouraged DeAnthia to try to always set a good example because she is aware that there are young girls who look up to her as a role model.

DeAnthia has a proven track record for being a responsible young lady. She held the position as president of her school’s Junior Achievers program for one year and feels that her company has done very well under her leadership. This young lady is also very athletic and loves to play volleyball. She plays with a community night league as well as her school’s volleyball team.

Although DeAnthia is excited about her future and leaving high school she has one regret DeAnthia who fell short of the honor roll wishes she had placed more emphasis on excelling academically even as she focused on developing other areas. Her advice to young ladies about this very important area where she has fallen short is “remember that your teachers already have what you’re now trying to get. Don’t feel as if you are hurting them when you don’t do your best.”

In DeAnthia’s own words

What is something that has really impacted your life? That would probably be the death of my godfather. He was a person who had a smile on his face everyday. His passing made me realize that no one is going to be here forever and that we should make the best out of each day because we never know when it will be our last.

What are some of your dreams/goals for the future? After graduation I intend on finding a job, I will attend classes in the night and to get my Associates in Computer Information System and Business Management.

What will you remember most about high school? The things that I will remember the most about high school is the teachers that are dedicated and have a passion for teaching and would not give up until they know that you understand what is being taught to you, also, the guidance of my principle he talks to us as thought we were his own children, and oh, can’t forget those $4.00 lunches ☺.

What do you think contributes to young ladies not living up to their potential in high school? Some of the reason young girls may not live up to their potential in school may be that they’re too focused on their boyfriend, who is he talking to and wondering if the girl he’s talking to want to fight them because she likes him too. Also, some may be too busy trying to be the “boss of the class room.” If the teacher says something to them they show attitude because they want to show their friends that no one is going to boss them around.

What words of advice do you have for those young ladies you’re going to leave behind when you graduate this June? My advice to them is to stay focused in class. Every bit of information that the teacher is telling you grab on to it. Try not to get into trouble because like my principal tells us at every assembly, “You’re writing your transcript and no one want something bad on their transcript.” Also, be on you best behavior and follow the rules because what boss wants to employ a person with a bad attitude and no manners who doesn't follow the rules?

How would you describe yourself in one word? “Blessed" because every morning I can wake up with a roof over my head, a fan blowing breeze in my face and peaceful. I call myself blessed because I have two parents that love me and a family I wouldn’t give up for the world …”

What would you like young ladies to remember about you after reading this article? I would for them to remember that I kept my feeling as real as I could and that I spoke from my heart.

GT Jun/Aug '08


Denise said...

Sweet blessings to you dear one.

eph2810 said...

What a wonderful interview and what an impressive young lady. Thank you so much for sharing this interview with us, Bernadine :)

Blessings to you and yours.

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