Shanice White described herself as reserved at the beginning of high school.
But after attending a youth leadership camp, she emerged as the charismatic president of KSD’s Student Body Government.
“I learned not to be so shy, to break out and get involved,” she said.
White has certainly done that by participating in track and field, volleyball and basketball.
When not honing her athletic ability, she sharpens her leadership skills as a member of the Junior National Association for the Deaf and the Danville-Boyle County Youth Leadership Program.
KSD teachers also have honored White’s academic acumen with numerous awards. She holds these accomplishments in high regard and encourages future KSD students to focus on their school work as well.
“If they have good grades, it will lead them any place,” she said. “You can go to any college. You can travel the world.”
White, daughter of Sharon White, plans to start her post-high school journey at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and later transfer to a larger university to possibly study nursing.
While attending schools much larger than KSD makes her a little nervous, White said she will follow the advice she would give to incoming KSD students.
“Be willing to take risks but think before you act,” she said.