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Scholarship Award Recipient

/ Kirby Marshala Miller
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Kirby Marshala Miller

May 30, 2012 |
Scholarship Recipients  |
JIT Foundation Staff

Graduation Stats:

  • Age: 17 years old
  • Date of Birth: June 21, 1995
  • School: Westside High School (2009-present)
  • Grade: 12th
  • GPA: 3.68
  • GPA Scale: 4.0
  • Rank: 137
  • Class Size: 595

Awards or Honors:

  • Silver Award: Girl Scouts of America
  • Gold Award: Girl Scouts of America
  • All American 4x100 (USA Track and Field Junior Olympics)
  • All American 4x400 (USA Track and Field Junior Olympics)
  • 2nd Place Photography and Essay National Women of Achievement
  • Most Valuable Player 2012 Westside Track team
  • Most Valuable Player 2011 Westside Track Team
  • Area 5 Region # Competitive Keyboarding Production Competition
  • Miss NYA (National Youth Achiever) Metro Southeast Chapter of National Women of Achievement
  • Senior Homecoming Court Attendant

Special Project

Girl Scout Gold Award "The Me I Can Be" Theatre Camp
This project totaled over 90 service hours culminating in a theatre camp that focused on promoting individuality and positive character building using a target audience of children and teens between the first and the sixth grades. Using a theatre camp as the vehicle for this exploration into personal expression, children experienced theatre arts in a fun way and practiced ways to address the issues they face on a daily basis such as bullying and peer pressure while teaching them to deal with it in a positive way. I selected this project because I understand that as children grow up, it is sometimes hard to really comprehend who they are and the type of person they want to be. I see many teens giving in to peer pressure and being bullied on a daily basis because they don't have a sound foundation of self worth. I feel that by teaching kids that they are perfect just the way they are at an early age they will not stray into the temptation to do wrong or be persuaded into doing things that they do not agree with just because other people are doing it. Using a theatre camp as the vehicle for this exploration into personal expression, I want children to experience theatre arts in a fun way and to practice ways to address the issues they face on a daily basis while teaching them to deal with it in a positive way. By creating a character, students will be able to express their feelings through that character, so that the next time they come upon an uncomfortable issue they will be able to remember their character and do what the character did. This will ensure that they handle it positively and ultimately foster a positive self image.

Post Graduation Plans:

  • Attend a 4 year university of my choice
  • Major in Business Management
  • Minor in Marketing
  • Run on track team

Career Aspirations:

  • Become a sports agent

Posted: May 30, 2012
Posted by: JIT Foundation Staff
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