Student Spotlight: Keri Edwards

Seventeen year old Keri Edwards, a junior at Brandywine High School, knows that she wants to be a lawyer when she grows up and this career choice, among many others, is within Keri’s reach.

Keri is involved with the YMCA of Delaware in numerous ways which includes enjoying fun activities at day camp, interning at the Association Office and being a member of the Youth In Government (YIG) Program.

Keri has been a YIG delegate for the past two years and says she loves it. Last year she served as a lawyer and admits it was extremely tough and initially she felt overwhelmed, but with the help of her delegation at the Central YMCA and her “awesome” partner, she excelled. In fact, her hard work paid off so much that she was recognized, nominated and selected to attend the national competition in Chicago.

Keri says that she is very thankful to the Y donors who helped make this trip and the tremendous experience possible. She also says that the Y has changed her outlook on the number of opportunities she has. “When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer, and my dream job is to become attorney general of the United States. I’ve always known that I wanted to go into law, and wherever it takes me, I’m going to go. Whether it’s the attorney general of my state, or of the country, I’m going to do it.”


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