Brea Wright, 17-year-old senior at Reginald F. Lewis High School of Business, Law, and Agriculture. Brea has a strong desire to attend an HBCU as undecided freshman, but also desires to learn cosmetology at the same time. She has been dedicated to finding how she can merge both desires together to become a great stylist, with hopes of one day have her own hair studio. Brea is heavily involved here at Reginal F. Lewis, as she participates on the women’s varsity, track, volleyball, and cheerleading teams, also serving as a Collegebound Foundation student ambassador, and Next Generation Scholars program. Over the span of two years I have had the pleasure of truly watching Brea grow. Her story is one that many may have quit along the way, raised with no father, born into a gang ridden community, and constantly hearing, that her environment was her future. Brea has proven that to be false. This past summer of 2022, myself and 30 other students had the opportunity to go on a 10 state 9-day college, and civil rights tour. This tour was a challenge for many, as it was one of length and much information. I observed Brea, as the days got longer and many of the students became restless, she took a stance, she peacefully delivered a message from her peers, that became an instant 360 turnaround for this trip. She had rose up from her peers, leading by example, and also being a liaison between myself and the students. Brea is currently ranked #3 in her class, which is a true testament to her dedication to success.