Q: What High School do you attend?
A: South Aiken High.
Q: Please tell us about your current plans after high school and what inspired you to choose this path?
A: I plan on going to beauty school because it has always been my dream to become an aesthetician. After that, I plan on attending Aiken Tech to become an elementary school teacher because I work well with children.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
A: My mother and father are currently going through a divorce. I have three siblings, one brother, and two sisters. My grandmother on my father’s side is a beautician.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
A: Genghis Grill.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
A: No one.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
A: It would be to Fiji because I love tropical places.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
A: Favorite Movie is Moana. The favorite TV show is Sponge Bob.
Q: What’s the best advice you ever received from a teacher? Who was the teacher?
A: To follow my heart and do what I love. My sixth-grade teacher.
Q: What is your go-to band/singer when you can’t decide what to listen to?
A: Destiny’s Child.
Q: If you could choose anyone to have lunch with, who would you choose? Why? And where, locally, would you meet for this lunch?
A: The Mayor and we would meet at Cheddar’s.
Q: What is your favorite thing about our community?
A: You all work together for each other.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
A: Having my own classroom with bright-minded wonderful children.
Q: What show are you binge-watching right now?
A: Suite Life on Deck.
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and the best single day on the calendar?
A: Favorite month is June. The favorite holiday is July Fourth. The best single day one the calendar is Thanksgiving.
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
A: My siblings.
Q: If you could go back over your entire school career, what is one thing you would do differently?
A: I would control my anger and my temper in sixth grade.
Q: Who or what do you miss the most right now?
A: I miss my older cousin at the moment.
Q: What life lessons have you learned through this quarantine experience?
A: That we shouldn’t take life for granted.
OUR FINAL QUESTION
Q: What’s the first thing you want to do when this quarantine is over?
Thank you, Imani, for interviewing with us during this quarantine time. You have made my experience easy and comfortable. To new beginnings. If I can share one piece of advice for the life you are about to create, it would be for you to enjoy the journey. That’s how you create a beautiful life. Say yes to life! Enjoy yourself and create beautiful and loving memories. Friends for Life. ~MICKI