From an early age, Destiny Fuller has been interested in sports. She turned this interest into a hobby and lifestyle when she was in the fifth grade. “I just decided to try out for the team and since then I’ve just been playing,” Destiny said about how she got started with sports. Not only is it her favorite and most enjoyable pastime, as a senior in high school, she is a member of her school’s basketball team. Being on a team has taught her how to be more interactive with not only her teammates, but other classmates and people she meets.
Because Destiny plans to continue playing basketball, the sport has influenced her choice in college. Some of her top choices for college are Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. and Virginia State University. While in high school, she has learned the importance of paying attention and getting her work done. These are lessons she will take with her to college. Destiny has an interest in pursuing a degree in computer engineering or sports management. She has always liked working with computers, but recently she has considered pursuing a career as an athletic director.
While she is in school, Destiny also played volleyball, softball and track and field. With her volleyball coach, she has been able to participate in the community by volunteering. Some of her volunteer experiences include helping with multiple 5K’s giving away water and even running in some. Some events include SportsBackers/Anthem Marathon, SAVE.org and Chalkley Elementary School’s 5k race.
Although she is dedicated to sports and her volunteer work, Destiny has been an A-B Honor Roll student since she started elementary school. “Being that I am a student-athlete, my school work always comes first and I always make sure of that,” Destiny stated in an essay. She currently maintains a 3.76 GPA and a 3.89 weighted GPA. Within her graduating class, she is ranked 14.
Destiny feels that other girls can look up to her as a student and an athlete, because of her “urge to keep everybody on the right track and to bring the enthusiasm.” While she wants to be an influence to other people, someone who encourages Destiny is her mother. “She always pushes me to do better and do what I got to do,” Destiny said. She describes herself as an outgoing, intelligent person who is always there when someone needs her. Hoping to be a role model for others and work towards her goals, Destiny’s main goal in life is to be successful.