Not only does the 17-year-old daughter of Jean Williams of Douglasville run the 100 and 200 meters as individual events, she is a potent element of the team’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads.
Although the 4x100 relay may be her favorite track event, she enjoys the individual competition just as much as it gives her the opportunity to show what she, as an individual, can accomplish.
That also holds true for Williams’ classroom work as well as the numerous student organizations and clubs, plus other activities in which she is involved at Alexander High School.
“Whether it involves track, studies, school organizations or anything else I do, each gives me a chance to experience a wide range of experiences.”
“I believe whatever you experience makes you a better, more well-rounded person and enhances your potential for a successful career,” Williams said.
Although she has not chosen a college or university yet, she definitely knows the qualities she wants in the one she selects.
“It must have an outstanding teacher education program and a competitive girls track program,” Williams said.
“I want to go into early childhood education as my mom is a retired teacher and I want to follow in her footsteps and do so teaching younger children because I am able to establish a good rapport with young children, which I most enjoy.”
This scholar athlete, who carries a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the Future Educators Association and is an officer in the school’s Future Business Leaders of America organization.
Williams also belongs to the National Honor Society and the BETA and Key clubs as well as the Student Government Association.
With her sports and school activities, it is a wonder Williams has time for hobbies. However, in her limited free time, she enjoys reading and writing.
Williams gives credit to her teachers at Alexander for enhancing what she refers to as her most interesting hobby — learning.
“I believe if you enjoy learning something new, regardless of what it is, it is easier to learn because you have made it fun for yourself,” Williams said.
She said she believes that to be successful in life, one must find a career one enjoys and learn something new each day.
“Each day you learn something new is an accomplishment you won’t forget,” Williams said.