Student Spotlight – Nickia Haynes

Student Spotlight

The Student Spotlight is a regular feature here on the Catapult Academy blog. The students that are highlighted are nominated by teachers and staff in recognition of their achievement. They are our very own shining stars!

This week we interview Muscogee County Student, Nickia Haynes. 

Getting to Know . . . Nickia Haynes

What grade are you in and when do you expect to graduate?
I just finished my senior year and graduated on May 19, 2015.

Which Catapult Academy center do you attend?
I just graduated from the Muscogee, Columbus, Georgia location.

Why is getting a high school diploma important to you?
Going to college is a dream of mine and to make that dream come true, I have to make moves.

What are your plans for the future after you receive your diploma?
I plan to attend college, whichever one accepts me. Florida A&M is my first choice, and I will be majoring in physical education to become a physical trainer.

Tell us something interesting about yourself-what are your special interests, talents, or hobbies?
I’m a hard worker, and I like football and soccer. I originally attended and played football for Atlanta Sports Academy but their football program closed. That’s why I came to Catapult Academy.

What is one piece of advice you would give to other students who dropped out of high school?
I would tell them they need to get back to school because there’s only so much stuff you can do without a high school diploma. If you want to be successful in life, you have to get your high school diploma.

What is the best part about attending Catapult Academy?
The teachers are willing to work with you and help you with anything you need. Ms. Blue and Ms. Walker are especially good; they get kids ready for the future.

Is there a person at Catapult Academy who really helped you along on your journey? How have they helped you?
There is not someone specifically, because I’ve always been the type of person to finish something if I start it. My mom and grandma have influenced me a lot; they never quit on me so I never quit on them.

My last advice is to stay focused. If you know what you want out of life, you have to get out there and find your way.