Who Are You?
When you were created, you were designed for greatness!
You are unique; therefore, you will not be like anyone else.
A Dreamer! A Conqueror! A Miracle! A King! A Queen!
Gifted! Free! Favored! Talented! Blessed! Athletic!
Every day that you awake is an opportunity to do great,
Get in a hurry there is no need to wait.
The clock is quickly ticking, you must move fast,
Look forward to your future and learn from the past.
Above and not beneath! The First and not the Last!
The Beginning and not the End!
The Lender and not the Borrower!
You can climb the highest mountain if that is your desire,
Have more than one goal and plans to go higher.
Everything you want begins with a thought,
Remember that you are priceless and cannot be bought.
Handsome! Beautiful! Intelligent! Great! Fantastic! Wonderful! Marvelous! Gentle! Humble! Meek! Kind! Loving! Caring! Faithful!
Happy! Able! Creative!
Take a look in the mirror and see your worth,
Your life was predestined before your birth.
What do you want? What do you want to be?
A nurse, a doctor, a judge, a teacher; it is possible can’t you see.
Elegant! Balanced! Empowered! Assured! Courageous! Victorious! Powerful! Joyful! Driven! Strong! Ambitious! Successful!
You can be the very best that you can be,
You are living in the land of the brave and the free.
You are equipped with the very best,
You must stand firm through every test.
The shackles have been loosened; there are no more bars,
Walk in your destiny and know who you are!
Another Blessed Creation
Chantal Alisha Robinson
Recently, a group of female students representing Hammond Junior High Magnet School attended a workshop at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane University’s GIST Program (Girls in STEM- Tulane) provided these young ladies an opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Workshop was developed and offered by faculty and student teams from Tulane University. They encouraged and empowered the girls to inquire, investigate, and discover in a positive environment. The goal of GIST is to open the doors wide and welcome young students to careers in STEM fields by encouraging creative thinking, promoting self-esteem, and increasing awareness of the opportunities that await them. The girls were accompanied by STEM coordinator Tressa Jackson and Stacy Sylve.