Our Mission Statement is to motivate students to lead, influence, and strive for greatness.
Who is Krysta Crump? An Atlanta Georgia native but resides in College Park. Her first ever actual commitment to activities was dancing at Price Performing Arts Center at the age of 3. She found her truth in dance and competed up until about 12 years old. Throughout her years at Price, she met many people and received her first-ever award for dancing in 2014. From that point on Krysta became an overachiever in everything. She was an overachiever so much that she wouldn’t think she was good enough when she wasn’t awarded. With maturity, she learned to give her all and the awards will come later. While Krysta was dancing, she was also in school at Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary in College Park. Krysta was a great student in school and very bright. She joined The National Beta Club in 4th grade. In 5th grade, she became a vice president of the Beta Club and competed in the team building segment of the Beta Convention in Macon Georgia around 2014-2015. Moving toward Middle School at Ronald E. McNair Middle School, Krysta engaged in more activities. She started off as a co-captain of a dance team called Astro flame. Then she moved towards cheering and became the head captain of the cheerleading team. She was also in Beta Club. She continuously receives awards for her academics. She is most proud of achieving straight As throughout middle school. Krysta is a Senior at Benjamin Banneker High School and has continued that trend. During 11th grade she served as Student Government Association historian, Secretary of The Spanish Honor Society, and Secretary of Future Business Leaders of America. Krysta is a Section Leader of the Mighty Marching Trojan Band at Banneker. She has successfully completed many CTAE pathways. Krysta looks forward to the next phases in her life after high school.
Who Is Jaylen Ponder? A Florida native who resides in Atlanta,Ga. Jaylen has been passionate about track and field since he was 6. His family circumstances caused him to move around. However, his family returned to stability in 2014. Since adolescence, Jaylen has demonstrated an interest in musical theory. As a student in the 3DE program, Jaylen has continued to grow and thrive and become more comfortable and confident with himself. Jaylen now is active in his school through his membership in extracurricular activities such as HOSA and MU Alpha Theta). Jaylen wants to pursue the psychology discipline at a 2-year, then 4-year college.
Kaylin was born on August 28th. She was born into a caring family. At an early age her family taught her to be confident and strong. This is what helped her out through elementary and middle school. She was bullied all through out middle school but she always remembered what her family taught her. So what people said never really got to her. In 8th grade Kaylin joined the track team. Her family never thought she would play sports but they supported her anyway. She turned out to be really good and ran in high school. She became a 3x state champ and strived for greatness everyday. But not did she only strive for greatness on the track but also in school. Kaylin is in the Magnet program called 3DE at Banneker high school. She has learned and is continuing to grow in this program. In the future she plans on going to college and run track. She wants going to major in criminal justice. My dream is to become a civil lawyer. She want to fight for the rights of people who can not always speak for themselves.
Keyaron Hendricks was born on January 7th, in College Park, Georgia. Growing up around athletes, Hendricks played many sports such as Soccer, baseball, Football, and Tennis but Basketball was his focus. This sparked his professional career interest in basketball since his early youth. As an adolescent, Hendricks also developed many traits and habits such as diligence, self-awareness, maturity, and independence. Hendricks began his music career playing the trombone and found a new talent and passion for music. Hendricks's skill is demonstrated in his role as section leader during middle school where he was awarded the best musician award. Hendricks is intrigued and eager to learn more about music. It took him about a year to learn to play Trumpet, Baritone, Tuba, and Drums. Keyaron has continued this passion as a member of the high school class of 2023.