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by Liz Marino
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Lithia Springs High School student Zenabu Hudu.
Lithia Springs High School student Zenabu Hudu.
Zenabu Hudu, a senior at Lithia Springs High School, could be described as a walking billboard for the pride she feels for her high school.

Born in Ghana, she and her family came to the United States when she was 7, and she has lived in Douglas County and attended school here since fifth grade.

The daughter of Jackson and Agatha Ntiamoah, she has two younger sisters, and attends and is active in the youth program at Christ Apostolic Church in Fulton County.

Hudu recently was elected by her peers as president of the Lion’s Pride, an incentive-based club which rewards students on their good work and academic accomplishments, she explained.

She was nominated as Stellar Student because of being part of the Lion’s Pride, according to Assistant Principal Caroline Whitt.

“She is one of 12 student ambassadors hand-selected as model students, based on academics, leadership and community involvement,” Whitt said.

Hudu said Lion’s Pride is also an outlet to let the community know the outstanding things going on at Lithia Springs High School.

“For some reason, Lithia Springs High School has been given a bad reputation,” said Hudu, “and it is not deserved.”

She pointed out how the school is growing and should be uplifted, citing receipt of a technology grant, an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program, which includes a robotics team.

“It is a good program to start off with if a student is interested in technology,” she said.

Hudu is a member of the Beta Club and is on the high school’s soccer team — last year as captain.

As a member of the Key Club, a high school affiliate with the Kiwanis Club, she volunteers by helping prepare and serve meals at the Douglas County Homeless Shelter.

“The club needs more money, but what we do have, we try to give back to the community,” said Hudu.

She also volunteers for the “Teens for Jeans” program which collects new and gently worn jeans to give to homeless teenagers.

The senior’s favorite subject is history, because, “I have the best history teachers — Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Willis — who make history fun.

“I love history because of them.”

Halfway through her senior year, Hudu said she still has a lot of things she is looking forward to, including “prom, senior breakfast and especially graduation — and passing all of my finals.”

Hudu is also looking forward to college. She is still undecided as to her college choice, but is leaning toward either Georgia State University or the University of West Georgia.

She is thinking about going into law as a career, which she said “is a passion,” but is also considering a career in nursing.

So how does this busy young woman live her life?

“I believe you should live every day like it’s your last, because you don’t know what it will bring.”

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