Nakayla Foster - Virginia Nomination and Photography by Sherri Fox Photography Issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Nakayla is very involved with her church and community she participates in the praise dancing team, sings on the choir, and volunteers at the daily bread. She loves sports, especially track where she competes at Rustburg High School. Her dream is to attend NC A&T University where she wishes to study there to become a lawyer and run college track. In Nakayla’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
My hobbies are running track, I love going out and doing things I haven’t done before, I enjoy having game nights with my family and going places with my friends. I am very busy with track because I just got finished with school track but now I am running AAU track so that takes up majority of my time during the day.
I am most proud of how I have significantly improved in track. Ever since I started, I have noticed I have focused more on improving and I have became faster each year. Track has always been my go to sport even after all the other sports I have participated in.
My academic and athletic goals are going to NC A&T for law and also running college track. I have always said I wanted to be a police officer or a lawyer ever since I was in elementary school. The reason I want to be a lawyer is because I love to debate but at the same time I also like to help and defend people.
I have conquered many things in Track such as breaking my school’s record in all of my running events, winning the State Championship, and also getting my PR at every track meet. I have come such a long way ever since I started running when I was 8.
I practice every day for about 2 hours. Majority of the time I am working on coming out of blocks at the start line or sprinting drills. The hardest thing to overcome when I am training is definitely trying to catch my breath quickly enough before my coach makes me run again. At a track meet after I have completed my events, I feel very accomplished and satisfied with my performance.
I feel like whatever you want to do in life you can do as long as you put your mind to it. Never let anyone down talk you or tell you that you are not going to be able to accomplish what you want to accomplish. Always be positive and stay focused on your goal.
I have been a part of my church ever since I was little. I started praise dancing at the age of 4 and I also sung on the choir. I enjoy praise dancing because it is another way to worship God while moving around at the same time.
When I first volunteered at the daily bread it was really sad to watch people from the streets come in with dirty clothes and no food or water to drink. Volunteering made me appreciate the small things that we take for granted.
Look for Nakayla in issue 47 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!