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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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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Simron Ward

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Simron is graduating from high school this May. She has taken many routes to get to this point. She was homeschooled her freshmen year with mixed results and fell behind. She hoped to catch up while attending Chiles High School, but found herself further behind. Finally she switched to Success Academy and is now on target to graduate. Listen to find out more about her story.

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Antoinette Spradley

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Antoinette's grandmother is the force that kept her in school. And now she is about to graduate. Her grandmother was there when no one else was there for her and kept her out of foster care. Now she wants to go to college and find a way to give back to her grandmother. Her advice to younger students is to stay focused and don't skip school.

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Zackeria Denegall

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Zackeria admits that she had been slacking for many years - not paying attention in class, always on her phone and being the class clown.  Her mom kept pushing her and now she will be graduating from Success Academy in May of 2017. Her mom didn't graduate from high school and she didn't want the same for her daughter. Next Zackeria will try to join the Navy and travel the world. 

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Melchisedec Milton

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His name, Melchisedec, means "king of peace and righteousness." For a long time, he didn't feel like he lived up to his name. School has been a challenge for him until he finally found himself at Success Academy. He finally came to terms with himself and in his own words, "it took me, not anybody else to buckle myself down and actually concentrate and look at my life and what I want to do."

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