A Graduation Write Up

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Dear Brookland Union Family,
I, Nyah Orelia Harrison, am proud to announce that I am a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 2011. At Wilson High School, I was an active member of the Academy of Finance and Wilson’s Concert Choir. I have been a member in the concert choir for the past two years, and it was a fabulous experience. Being a member of the concert choir allowed me the opportunity to sing at many different venues around the DC area - the National Cathedral, the Washington Post, Temple Shalom, Wilson’s National Honors Society, the Annual Heritage Festival, Wilson’s Black History Month Program, Wilson’s Winter Concert and many more. I have also been a member of the Academy of Finance (AOF) for the past four years; this year I served as president. During my ninth grade year as a member of AOF, I was given the opportunity to go to Cincinnati, Ohio and attend the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference. From the conference I learned so much about working in the financial industry. During my last three years of high school, I have taken the following financial courses - Banking and Credit, Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning and AP Microeconomics. Through theses courses, I gained knowledge on what it takes to become an entrepreneur, tax preparation, how to manage money and the importance of spending money wisely. This year I received an award from the Academy of Finance.

For three years I was on Wilson’s Honor Roll; this year my GPA was the highest in my high school years. For two advisories I maintained a GPA between 3.5 and 3.6. Making the honor roll and achieving a GPA above a 3.4 were goals that I strived to maintain during my twelfth grade year; I achieved those goals. During the past three years, I have taken many AP courses, in preparation for future college courses. The AP courses that I took were AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition,...
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