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LaTasha Maya Thomas|ACADEMIC STAND OUT 
LaTasha Maya Thomas was born on January 31, 1996, in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents are Frederick and Katrina Thomas. She has one older sister, Simone Thomas (Johnson). LaTasha was always a bright girl. She learned to read at the remarkable age of 3. In 2000, LaTasha’s parents moved their family from Detroit to Grand Rapids, Michigan to provide a better education for their two girls. By the time LaTasha started preschool she could read at a first grade level. When she reached 4th grade she was reading at a 9th grade level.

When LaTasha reached middle school (Crestwood Middle School), she had become disengaged with the classes. She wasn’t being challenged mentally. By the time the end of 8th grade approached she made a promise to her parents that when she attends high school the next school year she will be an honor student with A’s in all her classes. And that’s exactly what she strived to do.

Freshman year LaTasha started school at East Kentwood High School in a 2 year program called Global Tech 21. She received the Global Tech 21 Student of the Year Award. Sophomore year she was named the Top Chemistry Student of the Year. She finished the Two year program with a 4.0 GPA. LaTasha was invited to join the National Honor Society and was a two year member. LaTasha was also an athlete. She did track and field for three years and received many accolades such as her two varsity letters, she made the all academic team for student-athletes, and she received the OK Conference scholar Athlete Award. LaTasha Thomas finished out her senior year strong with a 3.99 GPA, receiving the Gold achievement Award, and Presidents Education Award, and graduating Cum Laude. LaTasha made the Top 10 African American Graduates in Grand Rapids, Michigan List as well.  

LaTasha will be attending Michigan State University in the fall, she gives the true meaning to "Go Hard"! She also has received the 2014 (Go Hard Scholarship). 
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