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My name is Nadiya Ahmari-Cymone’ Heyward. I was born the on February 2, 2001 in room 202 at 2:02pm. I have one sister and two brothers. My sister’s name is Tkhai and she is 16 years old. My brother’s name is Xavier and he is 15 years old. My other brother’s name is D’mari and he is 9 years old. I started playing recreation basketball when I turned 7 years old. I end up liking the sport of basketball. Therefore, I perennial playing basketball as the years went on. In 2012, I tried out for the Berkeley High School Girls B-Team. The year of 2012 I started a new journey as in I started Berkeley Middle School that year and I tried out for the Berkeley High School Girls B-Team. Playing the sport basketball truly helped me a lot. Basketball is like my outlet, as in when i am upset or going through something really rough at the time, i go outside and play basketball or i would let it out in practice and the game. I let it out at those times by being really aggressive, playing really hard, and hustling (smart). After playing one year on b-team, i tried out for Berkeley High School Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team. Playing under Coach Zues for two years was a great experience. He has helped me get so much better. After playing for him, I was ten times better than I was when I tried out for him. The summer before my freshman year of High School, I was working my behind off in basketball. Fall of 2015, I was still pushing to get a spot on Berkeley High Girls Varsity. October 30, 2015 was the day of tryouts, I made the Berkeley Lady Stags Basketball Team. As the years went by I have been getting better on the off season, open season, and during season. Till this day, I am still playing for the Berkeley Lady Stags Basketball Team. I am now 17 years old, I will be 18 next month. I love the way my life is going and I enjoy accomplishing the goals that I have set for myself. I have a big impact on others in several different ways, such as in the classrooms, school and while playing basketball. I know for sure on the court when playing with my teammates. Its as if I bring the hypeness and energy to the games and practices. The behind why I enjoy helping others, is because I would love to see everyone do great. As long as you put your mind to it then you shall succeed. The goals I have set for myself in the future is to have a B average or above the 4 years I am in college, get my Bachelor degree and begin my own business. After attending college I do plan on going to cosmetology school to get my cosmetology license because I do plan on being a hairstylist.

Nadiya from South Carolina
High School Senior
Berkeley High School