Scholar of the Week
Kidajah Johnson of George Wythe High School
In order to achieve her goal of owning her own assisted living home, shop Kidajah plans to major in nursing and minor in business. She said these two subjects will teach her how to not only run her business but also allow her to work in her own establishment. “Being responsible for the overall well-being for someone else’s loved one and also being trusted by that person’s family is something I will take great pride in,” Kidajah said. This fall, she will be attending Hampton University to further her education.
As she prepares for college and works toward owning her own business, Kidajah already gives back to the community while in high school. She worked with an AIDS awareness program on Brown’s Island, Growth for Change, different organizations for breast cancer awareness, food drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a coat drive in the winter. With her cheerleading team, which she said is one of her favorite activities, she was also able to cheer on the sideline of the SunTrust Marathon. Along with cheerleading, Kidajah loves to play softball and spend time with her sisters. Kidajah is a member of organizations within the school such as the National Honor Society and the Team Advisory Board. While continuously staying involved, Kidajah currently has a 3.9 GPA in school.
She was even involved with the community when she was younger as a Girl Scout. “The sisterhood I made while in this organization is something I will cherish forever,” Kidajah said. She enjoyed meeting and spending time with the other girls, working on the different tasks and going on trips. Her family was also able to get involved and her aunt often went on camping trips with them. She hopes to keep this experience close to her and one day be a mentor for the young girls in the program.
After finishing her school and starting the assisted living home, Kidajah desires to travel the world. She wants to go to places such as the Bahamas, Hawaii and countries in Africa. She said these experiences can expose her to different perspectives and cultures that will enhance her creativity and knowledge. With so many aspirations, dreams and plans for the future, Kadijah said her “mind is racing, so eager to accomplish so much.”