MMHMF Scholarship Recipient


LAILA AMPY-THOMAS
2019 MMHMF Scholarship Recipient

Virginia Tech
Animal Science

Laila is a graduate of Matoaca High School and the daughter of Lottie Ampy. She is attending Virginia Tech and pursuing a degree in animal science. Her high school activities included cheerleading squad; DECA; Key Club; FBLA, STEM competition team; National Honor Society; and National Technical Honor Society. In the community, Laila was an animal shelter volunteer; Service Learning volunteer (1st grade classroom); Youth Praise Dance Team and Youth Choir (Grace Run Baptist Church); Mega Mentor (to freshmen); Junior cheerleading coach; Community Outreach volunteer (Karisma Consulting). Laila enjoys animals and working with elementary school students. She describes herself as hard working, determined, motivated, persistent, good at public speaking, and easy to get along with.

Her participation in the Honors Dual Enrollment Veterinary Science Program sparked her desire to major in Animal and Poultry Sciences. She participated in a USDA Summer program at VA State University. She wants to become a veterinarian.

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