Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Kennesaw State University
“Nia strives for her goals with a grave amount of determination and is committed to making her future dreams a reality.”
Nia Lankford is a 2019 graduate of Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia. Not only did she graduate 4th in her class with a GPA of 4.5, but she was also able to receive her associate degree of science from Clayton State University through the dual enrollment program. This aspiring architect now plans to pursue a double major in architecture and civil engineering at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2019.
Throughout high school, Nia contributed a lot of her time to her school’s community. As a member of multiple school clubs including DECA, FBLA, SGA, BETA club, NHS, NSHSS, and others, she was able to hold several leadership positions and make an impact at her high school. Nia held the position of Vice President of Finance in DECA and had the opportunity to compete in regionals where she placed first in her region and advanced to state competitions. Nia was the vice president of her freshman and sophomore class, where she was able to influence and plan homecoming and prom events and activities directly. As a mentor in Mundy’s Mill girls’ mentoring program, Women of the Mill, she was able to serve as a mentor and role model for underclassmen girls at her school. Nia was also a member of the Mundy’s Mill orchestra and captain of the swim team. She won the title of county champion in the 100m Butterfly and 200M Individual Medley every year and was recognized as one of Clayton County’s top student-athletes.
Outside of school, she was active in the community as well. As the chairperson of the Clayton County Youth Commission, she was able to participate and help coordinate several events and community service projects geared towards improving the quality of life in her community. The community work she completed enabled her to receive the civic engagement seal on her high school diploma. Also during her time on the youth commission, the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia awarded her with the youth leadership award at 2018’s annual ACCG conference. Nia strives for her goals with a grave amount of determination and is committed to making her future dreams a reality.