NEWSMAKER Q&A: Bre’yahna Williams
Bre’yahna Williams was recently named Student of the Year at Donaldsonville High School. Williams is a senior with a grade point average of 4.14. Williams plans to attend Clark Atlanta University and major in Political Science/ Pre-law, and minor in Business.
How does it feel to be student of the year?
When it was announced on the intercom at school, I tried to stay calm. I was shivering with anticipation, but when my name was called, I felt relieved and accomplished. To have achieved such an accomplishment in my family means a lot to me.
What is your motivation?
My ultimate goal is to be President of the United States, so I have to strive for excellence on a daily basis, and to be able to change things in the world motivates me to this goal.
Who are your role models?
My mother is my role model because she is hard working, diligent, and loyal to me. I want to be just like her.
At school, Mr. Steve Matassa, he was my Civics teacher, and he taught us to study hard, and pushed the issue of studying. He challenged us to not only have the right answer, but to understand why the answer is correct. He always pushed us the extra mile, even when we didn’t want to do it ourselves.
What do you tell others who inspire to follow your footsteps?
You have to first be motivated, and you have to want it. You have to approach everything with a good attitude and most importantly, be humble and not placing emphasis on being prideful so much.
I live by the motto; through Christ all things are possible.
What are your hobbies?
I love to read, sing and dance, and listen to music. My favorite book is “Heaven” by Angela Johnson, and I enjoy the movie, The Great Debaters.
What are your favorite subjects?
I love Math and Science, and English, but I enjoy all of them.
What are your extra-curricular activities?
I am co-captain of the Varsity Cheerleading team; I play softball, track and field, Beta Club President, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Student Council, and so many more.
What is your favorite quote?
If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving! By Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.