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2018 Grizzlies Scholars

Ethan Averyhart

  • Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what is your pet's name? I have a Shih Tzu and his name is Tip.
  • What do you like most about school? I like my lifeguard elective the most. 
  • What is your dream job? My dream job is to be a C.E.O. of a big company. 

Ethan Blake

  • Outside of studying for school, what do you like to do? I like to make music, play video games, and write my own fan-fictions. 
  • Who has been a big influence to you? My dad has been a big influence. He works 12 hours everyday and still strives to make time for his children.
  • What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is for racism to end. 

Jordan Bond

  • What is your greatest hope? To succeed in life and to help my future family, parents, and siblings.
  • What would you say is the funniest thing that you've ever done? Risked my life for Chick-fil-a.
  • What is your dream job? To be a nuclear engineer/chemist.

Kylan Brown

  • How do your parents serve as an influence to you? They tell me everyday they love me and that they want me to have a better life than them. 
  • What do you like most about school? Math class. 
  • What would you say is a fun fact about you? I love Rap Snacks.

JanCarlos Fernandez

  • Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what is your pet's name?  I have a dog. He is a German Shepard and his name is Rex.
  • What do you like most about school? The rewards you receive for doing the right things. 
  • What is your greatest hope? To show integrity and good behavior throughout the rest of my life. I do not want bad things to determine who I am. 

Andre Fields

  • What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is for a cure to be found for cancer. 
  • What is your dream job? To become a doctor.
  • What would you say is a fun fact about you? I know how to drive.

Joseph Jones

  • Who has been a big influence to you? Why? My mom because she encourages me to do better. 
  • What is your dream job? Bio-engineer. 
  • What would you say is a fun fact about you? I love writing stories. 

Alex McDowell

  • How do your parents serve as an influence to you? My mom gives me good morals to live by. 
  • What's your favorite subject in school? I really enjoy social studies. 
  • What would you say is a fun fact about you? I got Honor Roll for the first time in the last semester of fifth grade. 

Emanuel Montes

  • Who has been a big influence to you? Why? My dad because he taught me to strive for better.
  • What is your dream job? Chemist. 
  • What would you say is a fun fact about you? I like turtles. 

Nigel Pruitt

  • What do you like most about school? Algebra 1. 
  • What would you say is the funniest thing that you've ever done? I fell going up the stairs. 
  • What is your dream job? Computer engineer. 

Vir'Teryious Reddick

  • Outside of studying for school what do you like to do? I like playing chess, football and robotics. 
  • Who has been a big influence to you? Why? My brother because I can talk to him on a daily basis. He notices my struggles and talks with me to help me improve.
  • What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is to pass 18 and finish high school and college. 

Devin Williams

  • Who has been a big influence to you? Why? My grandmother is the biggest influence in my life. My grandmother is going through tough times and still remains positive. 
  • What do you like most about school? I get to meet new people, hear new ideas and learn new things. 
  • What is your greatest hope? My greatest hope is to become rich enough to take care of my family. 

Student Affairs Coordinator

Laquita Johnson is a native of Memphis, TN. She grew up in South Memphis and graduated as valedictorian from Hamilton High School. Laquita attend the University of Tennessee at Martin earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and then went on to receive a Master of Tourism Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. She started her career in Non-Profit with the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation in May 2016 because she wanted to give back and share her knowledge with the younger generation who is overcoming similar barriers such as her self. She enjoys experiencing new things, meeting unique individuals and has a love for project management, reading, and, above all, traveling the world.