Ever since Kyle Smith was 5 months old, cialis he has always been on the go moving from place to place. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Kyle’s parents moved to Brooklyn in June 1996, Kyle and his family would spend the next nine years in New York City. They then moved to Henrico in 2005, where they remained for a year, and then moved to Killeen, Texas in 2006.
Kyle and his family would finally call Richmond home when they moved here in 2007 and have remained since. Always moving was tough sometimes, he said. “It was really hard to have to always start over and make new friends. I really like living in Richmond right now.”
Here in Richmond now, the Richmond Community High School Senior has his sights set on the future. Kyle’s top choices for college are Howard University, University of Mary Washington, University of Richmond and the University of Virginia. Howard is his number one choice. “I really would like to go to an HBCU and it has a good pre-medicine program. I also really like D.C.,” he said.
Wherever Kyle ends up going, he wants to major in biology on a pre-medicine track so that someday he may be a sports medicine physician. “When I was younger, I really wanted to be a doctor. As I grew older, I got a strong interest in sports and injuries. After that I really wanted to help athletes through injuries and all that,” he said.
Kyle is making strides toward his dream. He has a 4.098 GPA and is involved in numerous activities in and out of school. One of his most prominent activities is an Ephesus Richmond Ram Counselor where he engages in community service such as feeding the homeless, cleaning communities and hosting inner-city rallies.
Kyle is also well-rounded. He participates in sports, being a part of his church basketball team, and he plans to run track and field at his zone school, Huguenot High School, this spring. He also plays the piano, which he has been playing since he was in the sixth grade. He said he plays whenever he can or whenever he sees a piano. Kyle’s school counselor, Bernita Williams, adds that Kyle’s complex schedule makes him very good with organization. “Balancing a job, community service and school has to be difficult, however Kyle never complains or makes excuses yet strives towards his ultimate goal of going to college,” Williams said.
Kyle says he owes his ambition and well-roundedness to his sister, Jamila Smith, who is ten years his senior. “She’s always pushed me since I was a little child to do good things and she always had her life together,” he said. “That’s how I wanted my life to be.”