Hello there! My name is Tekajah Lewis and I am currently 17 years old. I currently go to school at Booker T. Washington High School in the historic town of Tuskegee. I am a 12th grader (senior) who participates in dual enrollment with Trenholm State Community College and Tuskegee University as well. When I graduate high school on May 20, 2020, I want to reside in Atlanta, Georgia in my future as an adult and get into college.  I hope to fulfill my dream of being a nurse and/or a pharmacist because being the medical field has always been fascinating to me while also helping out an underserved area of society. For me, education is a must in today’s society so you can never stop learning. Learning is essential because, without it, you would end up saying or doing the incorrect things. I hope you got to learn more about me.

I am a Gear Up writing ambassador because I was presented the opportunity and decided that it was in my best interest to do this as well as to better my writing skills and provide insight for the many high school students in the state of Alabama.

Currently, I do not have a decided major but I hope to study nursing and earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. If I still have the drive to want to help people feel better and take care of them, I will hope to get my Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. The college I had in mind was the University of Alabama at Birmingham or Samford University. If I don’t get in, I have some backup colleges to choose from that would give me scholarships and allow me to better myself in the medical field.

As a teenager, we are pushed to strive for the advancement of the world as well as how we have to change it and to leave it for future generations to come. We have to be able to interpret the world and understand the many things that go into it. Many people have goals they want for the world and ways to accomplish it. I feel that through this ambassador program, this will provide insight and give us a chance to have our freedom of speech and let us help the older generations to understand our point of view on issues of the world. I am grateful for this opportunity to make the world a better place and to be able to give my valued honesty and opinion to the world