Scholar of the Week
Destiny Pryor of Richmond Community High School
Over the past years, erectile Destiny Pryor’s multiple interests have led her to pursuing different opportunities. Her willingness to try new things is very noticeable throughout her time in high school. “These opportunities shaped me into the person I am today; someone who is willing to try any and everything,” Destiny stated in an essay. When she was younger, Destiny said she was always the child getting into things and couldn’t remain still. Her active personality has only carried over and increased in her older years.
Among all of her activities, some of her favorite things to do include participating in the marching band, playing softball, spending time with friends and volunteering. Since the early age of 7, Destiny has been interested in instrumental music. For the past 11 years, she has learned how to play the flute, the bass clarinet and the French horn. In reference to sports, softball helps her stay active, fit and also helps her meet new people. While she attends Richmond Community High School, she plays for John Marshall High School. This gives her the opportunity to meet people outside of her school. “The connections I get to make with other people and the friends and relationships that I have made now, can definitely last a while and be useful in the future,” Destiny said. Other organizations she is in include the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Ambassadors, Community Council, the Spanish Club, etc.
Not only is Destiny interested in music and sports, but also science and mathematics. “My participation in the MSI: Richmond and advancement in these subjects are reasons for this deep interest,” Destiny stated. Her passion for these subjects has influenced her to pursue a degree in chemistry from the University of Richmond. She was first introduced to the university when she had the opportunity to do research in the school’s chemistry lab. Growing comfortable with the school and its professors encouraged her to make it her top choice. In the future, Destiny’s dream job would be to work as a chemistry professor at any university. Originally, she was more attracted to the research side of chemistry, but her love for sharing information with others has geared her more toward the professor path. “Being able to collect and share information with others has always been a comfortable state for me,” Destiny stated. “Pursuing this career will allow me to have the most satisfaction in life and will create so much happiness.”
Along with all of her extracurricular work, Destiny currently has a 4.8 GPA. One of her main inspirations is her mother. “Just always working hard and going to school, she’s always told me that that’s really important,” Destiny said. “(She) always gets me off to the right start and keeps me on the right path.” Destiny plans to continue to stay on the right path and always stay active as she works hard to accomplish her goals.