Student helps others succeed
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Busy is an understatement when describing Selenthia McGuire. Being on the A/B honor roll, working a part-time job, volunteering and many other activities keep her busy, but they definitely do not slow her success.
McGuire is a junior at Charles Henderson High School and a volunteer at The Boys and Girls Club. She has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club since July 2014, when she completed her final year of being a member.
“I’ve been coming here since I was little,” she said. “I’ve been interested in seeing how The Boys and Girls Club would change.”
The club impacted her so much that she decided to volunteer herself, so she could help other children.
“It kept me from peer pressure,” she said.
“It kept me physically active. It gave me something to do besides smoking and drinking like other kids not at the club.”
During The Boys and Girls Club “power hour,” McGuire helps other students with their homework so they can finish it while they are at the club and still be able to participate in other club activities.
“I feel like I can help little kids,” she said. “I was an all A student, and I liked helping my little sister. Now she is an all A student, so I feel like I can help.”
Although she is a junior, McGuire is already making plans after her high school graduation. She plans to attend Troy University and wants to become a lawyer.
“I like debating,” she said. “I like arguing what is right and what is wrong.”
McGuire also works a part-time job at Wendy’s and is on the CHHS volleyball and track teams. She plans to continue to play sports in college so she can stay active.
“I want to do something with my life,” she said.