Latoya Winters

Awarded $2,500 on 9/1/2001

Latoya Winters was unable to join us on September 26th at our dinner event for an official presentation as she was up at Michigan State University in Lansing studying engineering. She does send the AWA membership this message, "I really appreciate everything you've done to try to help me excel in life. I know that the next four years in college will be tough, but I promise you, I won't give up and that I will be successful."

With a math and science major at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Latoya was still able to graduate at the top of her class and take Automotive Computer Aided Drafting and Design at the Golightly Career and Technical Center in the afternoon. Not enough activities to keep Latoya occupied? She was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, U.S. FIRST Robotics Team attending the nationals in Orlando, and member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Club.

She made the honor roll for four straight years, can be found in America's Who's Who in 2000 and 2001, won the Wayne State Medal of Honor 1997-2000 and the W.S.U. Chess Masters Award, Spirit of Detroit Award 2001, and was the Skills USA/VICA state and national gold medallist for the Quiz Bowl. It is clear to see why her teachers have said, "She is the hardest working student I have ever met." For interests outside of school, she likes sports, art, and medicine, and yes, cars.