Student of the Quarter: Standout sixth-grader Myla Wilson sets example for others

Sixth-grader Myla Wilson strives for perfection in all areas of her life. (KRCG 13)

Myla Wilson is a standout student in Jefferson City. The sixth-grader has an ear for music, and she strives for perfection in all areas of her life.

In KRCG's partnership with Central Bank and the Boys and Girls Club, she has been chosen as the Jefferson City Club's Student of the Quarter.

Myla loves to play her violin. Her interests, however, go far beyond the strings, "I like writing and singing," she said.

When her fingers aren't making music, they're likely telling a story, "Make-believe story writing or true story writing. I just like to write a lot," she said.

Myla said one teacher in particular helped her discover her love for writing, "Ms. Maples. She was my kindergarten teacher. One time I was writing a story in kindergarten and she was helping me edit throughout the story and I would grow through my writing."

Her achievements also include making the football team, "I went to try out and they were like 'you made the team,' and I was like, I made the team. I did it i did it!"

Myla's teachers say she sets a fine example for other students, "If somebody is running through the hallways, I say 'hey, why are you running throughout the hallways, and guide them into a different path therefore, they won't get into bigger trouble then what they're already in."

Beyond the classroom, Myla said there's no question who has molded her into the person she is, "My mother. She's helped me a lot in life and she taught me how to be independent and she just helped me grow throughout to be who I am now."

As for her future plans, the sky is the limit, "I want to be a pro football player, or a pro softball player, or volleyball player or swimmer, or I want to be a teacher. I want to be everything when I grow up."

No matter what the task, student of the quarter Myla Wilson is driven to succeed, "I gotta do it. I gotta do it. I'm gonna do it."

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