The education-focused nonprofit MeckEd recently named Vance High senior Khamiah Alderman to its Board of Directors as a student liaison.
“Throughout her four years of high school, she has dedicated herself to education, leadership and service,” MeckEd said in announcing Khamiah’s selection.
MeckEd is dedicated to ensuring that all young people in Mecklenburg public schools have the knowledge, skills and experiences to lead successful and productive lives.
Khamiah is among five people named to the MeckEd board in December.
Others include Janeen Bryant, founder of Facilitate Movement, LLC; Josh Dobeck, an engineer and graduate of Class 38 of Leadership Charlotte; Kathleen Dryden of Bank of America; and John McKeever with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In announcing Khamiah’s selection to the board, MeckEd wrote:
“While maintaining a 4.2 GPA, Khamiah has been extremely involved in a broad range of activities both in and out of school.
“She has been the Secretary of the Key Club for two years; a member of the National Honor Society; served as President of the National Technical Honor Society; and Ambassador for the Young Black Leadership Alliance.
“Khamiah demonstrates her commitment to service by volunteering in her community. She has accumulated over 140 hours of volunteer service for the non-profit, Promising Pages. A personal favorite, Promising Pages has ignited a passion for programs and services that enhance children’s literacy.
“During her free time, Khamiah enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her friends.
“Khamiah has her sights set on attending UNC-Chapel Hill or Howard University with the goal of becoming a leader who is committed to creating positive change that results in a more just and equitable world.”