Teen Spotlight: Taliyah Adams
17, Senior at Tallassee High School
- THS Homecoming Court
- Nominated Miss THS
- Concert Choir and Show Choir (Divas & Voltage)
- Competitive Dancer (7 years)
“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” – Psalms 20:4
Taliyah Adams shared her favorite thing about attending Tallassee High School is, “They are big on tradition, great atmosphere, everyone gets along, and the teachers push youto be great.” Taliyah is an honor student, THS Majorette, a member of the THS Colorguard, and Marching and Concert Band. Something most people don’t know about her is that she can play two instruments (trumpet & baritone). She does volunteer work around the community and loves being involved helping the youth. She had this advice for incoming high school freshmen, “Take your work seriously! This is where it counts. Stay focused, be a leader and as we say at THS, ‘Be Above the Bar.’ She wants to be remembered as the person that always made you laugh to brighten your day and someone who really cared for others.
Taliyah shared that after high school, she plans to, “attend college and get a degree in Nursing. Also I would like to con-tinue to pursue dancing. I want to save and make a difference in people’s lives. And I just love to dance! That’s my passion.”
PG (parental guidance) rating:
When asked what makes her proud of her mother, Taliyah answered, “Being a single mother, she always puts my needs first. I’m proud that she didn’t let me grow up too fast. She made me stay in a child place. She was tough, but I’m glad and grateful for that, or I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Her mother expressed that she admires Taliyah because, “She’s a hard worker, very dedicated, and loves helping others. She’s not selfish, and she always wants to do what’s right and fair.”
Shandra Skipper had this advice for other parents, “Stay on your children and keep them INVOLVED! Always keep them going. The more they do, the less time they have on their hands to get into trouble. Also, you as a parent, stay involved! Support your child and be there. When a child sees the support, it puts a smile on their face and motivates them even more.