Bio:Awura Osei is a sophomore and IB Diploma Programme Candidate from Parkdale High School. Awura currently is serving as the President of Parkdale’s Class of 2016. When at Robert Goddard French Immersion School, Awura had the privilege of serving as Student Body President as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook Committee. Currently she has a 3.8GPA and is taking Honors, AP, and IB courses. To keep active Awura is a member of the Parkdale Varsity Cheerleading Team. Awura is consistently focused on excelling in her academic pursuits. Since an early age her family has encouraged her to be hardworking and dedicated. Serving her school community has always been imperative to Awura. Through her leadership the class of 2016 currently has a surplus of funds and is leading Parkdale in fundraising efforts. Ask any of her teachers or peers, they will consistently describe Awura with these three words, “Poised, Organized, and Reliable!” Being bilingual her communication skills are outstanding. Allowing her to reach Prince George’s County’s numerous international students. Providing the opportunity for their voices to be heard! Awura Osei, “Bridging the gap, one step at a time!”
A leader is a solicitous and reliable person who aids in the organization of something.
Where do you draw your inspiration? I draw my inspiration from my considerate spirit, observing my role models and desire to help others.
What inspired you to be a leader? Becoming Student Council President at Robert Goddard French Immersion allowed me to discover that I have a large voice and I must use this blessing to speak for others, advocating for them. That is what inspired me to be a leader.
What do you think is the most important tool for a student leader? Personally, I believe that the most important tool for a student leader is the drive and desire to improve persistently.
What advice do you have for someone that wants to be a student leader? If I were to counsel someone who aspires to be a student leader, I would advise them to always be aware of their activities and to plan accordingly in order to balance themselves to excel in all of their activities.
What is an interesting fact about you? Something interesting about me is that I am in love with the film, Titanic. Also, in my free time, I enjoy writing narratives. I have been writing since the humble age of 8 and to this day, I still have a few of my very first stories. I aspire to one day publish an extremely popular novel.
Where are you from / Where do you live? I am from Ghana, West Africa, but I live in Lanham, Maryland.
Who is your favorite leader? I would have to say that my favorite leaders are Shaunakay Stewart and Christina Oyawale. I say this because not only are they strong and active voices of Parkdale’s SGA but they both manage their sports and other extra curricular activities while sustaining an exceptional GPA.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? 5 years from now, I see myself as a junior at my preferable university on a full scholarship meanwhile speaking the word of God to young people and putting my blessings to good use in my community.