Triniti Meeks

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Triniti, up until recently has been homeschooled. Now she is attending Chiles High School. She had wanted the high school experience. Her passion is for midwifery. Ever since her grandfather, a nurse, took her to the maternity ward at the hospital, she has been hooked. She volunteers every Friday at Capital Regional Medical Center where she recently witnessed her first C-section.

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Lahmya Hughes

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Lahmya worked in the Mayor's Office this summer through the TFLA program and she has found it to be 'very real.' She feels more professional from the experience and has confidence to talk with people without feeling inferior. She feels that the staff treated her like a co-worker.

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Jeremy Maul

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Jeremy is a sophomore at Chiles High School. His goal is to attend UF; pushing himself at Chiles is part of his strategy. This past summer he worked for the City through the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy. There was more to the program than just working. He toured local colleges and universities and the program has helped him shape his future plans.

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Azaria Austin

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Azaria attends Florida High and through the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy she was placed at WFSU. It is her first job - she thought she would be doing social media but she has been working at all the education camps that WFSU runs. Time management is what she is learning the most: getting to work on time and knowing what she has to get done while at work...

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Tatyana Pompey

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Tatyana will be a junior at Leon High School this year, spending time getting ready for college. She is also going to be part of Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 14. She is looking forward to learning about when to be a leader and when to be a follower. She has had a busy summer working for the Tallahassee Future Leadership Academy as well as taking an online class....

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Eljin Rhymes

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Eljin attends Maclay High School. He grew up in Alabama and through football found his way to Maclay, where he is a junior. This summer he participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy. The program taught him leadership skills such as how to personally brand yourself and how to work in a professional setting; it also helped him become a leader...

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Aashari Williams

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Aashari is volunteering at WFSU and working with the education department. She is impressed with all that the station does for the community. Aashari is leaning toward a degree in marketing but she wants to find a right balance; she loves the arts and theater and wants that to be part of her life as well. She grew up watching PBS KIDS on a crank up TV in her dad's office...

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Myesha Easter

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Myesha will be a senior at Godby High School. For the past three year she has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA). All three years she has worked at the Mayor's Office. She loves it and feels like she is treated like a colleague and not a student. She isn't just making coffee or making copies...

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Jordan Brown

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Jordan is a rising senior at Florida State University School (Florida High). For the past three summers she has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy, a program sponsored by the City to provide paid work experiences for students...

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Josh Weinstein

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Josh grew up a PBS KID. He has been part of the WFSU family since he was 8, helping out while his mom worked. He has worn every PBS character costume, although he considers Cat from Peg + Cat his favorite. Josh is a very creative kid, having recently performed in the Southern Shakespeare Festival play, "As You Like," ...

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Erin Lowe

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This summer before the start of 8th grade, Erin Lowe is hanging out with friends and family. She spent one week at WFSU helping with the summer camps. Erin was born in China and recently had the chance to go back. Some of the food was pretty unusual, including one dish with tentacles!

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Valerie Proctor

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When Valerie Proctor graduated from high school in 1983 she started at Tallahassee Community College but it just wasn’t the right time. She got a job, raised a family and when her children moved out she thought it was time was right to go back to school. This past May she graduated from Thomas University with a BSW degree and plans to pursue a career in social work...

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D'Angelo Datson

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D'Angelo just graduated from Rickards High School and starts at TCC this month. He has big plans that include earning 3 degrees by the time he is 30 and perhaps being a professional athlete. His future, however, didn't always look so bright. In middle school he was confronted with a double barrel shot gun while roaming the streets at night...

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Tanisha Green

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Tanisha is really glad that she made the decision to get her high school diploma versus a GED. As graduation approaches she has decided that wants to do something with her life and not just throw away opportunities. Her mom pushes her and doesn't want Tanisha to go down the path she followed - she wants more for her daughter. Her advice - never give up on life.

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La'Quashai Phillips

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La'Quashai didn't think much about her future when she was younger. She would often skip school and didn't listen to anyone. When she had a daughter, things changed. She knew she had to change. She wants her daughter to look up to her. She came to Success Academy and now will graduate May 15th.

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