I promise to strive for excellence, not settling for less,
Achieving and exceeding goals, by giving my very best.
Education will not be a choice, but a top priority,
In accomplishing my dreams, it’s a very important key.
I believe I can be what I am destined to be, despite circumstance.
For if no one else, I’ll give myself a fighting chance.
I will be a leader at home, at school and in my community,
Being mindful of the examples I set for those that are watching me.
I will carry myself as a Phenomenal Lady, who is worth more than gold,
I will walk and talk with pride, dignity, self-respect and self-control.
By the stigmas placed by society, I will not be defined,
But established by my character and intellectual mind.
I will grow, be educated, motivated, and will succeed,
Because in myself, I do believe.
I am a Phenomenal Lady with Excellence as my goal,
Making a pathway for those coming behind me,
To shine as Phenomenal Ladies: Educated, Innovative and Bold.
Written by: Makia Adkins