Grant High School chose its 2012 Rose Princess Wednesday. Nyausha West will represent the school on the Rose Festival Court. Here's a few facts about the Grant senior:
Name: Nyausha West (Ni-osh-ah West)
School: Grant High School
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Parents/Guardians: Angelia Warren
Siblings: Amyah, Travis, Shaquala, Aeon, Auryndette and D'Andre
Year in school: Senior
Future education & career plans:
High School Activities & Honors:
Basketball, volleyball, track, Diversity Club, Black Student Union Club, Homecoming Queen, Student Leadership Class.
Hobbies and special interests:
Volleyball, Self Enhancement Inc, shopping, painting nails, making earrings, traveling, scrap booking and singing.
Person you admire most:
My grandfather: "I admire my grandpa because my father's death took a positive male role model out of my life and my grandfather stepped up and became a great grandpa and took very good care of me. If I can't count on anybody, I know that I have him to help me and support me. He has been one supportive grandpa, if I feel there is no one to watch me at my games, I can look right into the crowd and see my grandpa there for me no matter how far away the game is."
What have you discovered about yourself during high school?
"Throughout my high school years, I have learned that I have a personality that people love to be around and that if I surround myself with positive people, positive things will come with that. I learned that I have good leadership traits and I should use them to show my peers positive things. I learned that there isn't always going to be someone there to back you up or speak up for me. I have learned to advocate for myself and do things on my own."
What is your favorite Rose Festival event and why?
"I really enjoy the Rose Festival Parade. It is awesome to see how many people and families come out together to watch the parade and also all of the businesses that participate each year."
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