She’s excited to go to Atlanta for a number of reasons. In deciding on a career in nursing, she has been inspired by a number of women in her life including her mother, who is currently in nursing school, her cousin—a nurse, and LaFaye Garth, a senior at Cabrini Connections who will be licensed as a registered nurse by January 2009. In her spare time, Vontesha works with two of our other students, Angelene and Whitney Hemphill at the Moody Church Kids Club, helping hundreds of kids who, like herself, are growing up in Cabrini Green. Working with kids is definitely something she wants to continue doing as she transitions into professional life.
By her own admission, Vontesha is quiet and fairly shy, and despite her interest in the college party scene at Spelman, claims that she would rather curl up with a good book than stay out dancing all night. Though you would never know it by her appearance, another one of Vontesha’s preferred activities is eating—especially hamburgers and pizza. In fact, her friends endearingly call her “Big Hungry.”
We here at Cabrini Connections are really glad that Vontesha is so dedicated to both our program and her future and we will be helping her every step of the way with the college application and admissions process until she’s accepted to and has negotiated her financial aid package with Spelman college. Keep up the good work Vontesha!