Celebrating Our 2017 Graduating Seniors

We will be posting a new graduating senior profile each day leading up to May 26, the last day for seniors.
Graduating Senior: Josephine Blessing Nimely

Josephine Blessing Nimely

Perry Hall High School (Dumbarton Middle, Overlea High night school)

Tell us about a teacher, assignment, field trip, or extracurricular activity that had a significant impact on you during your years as a BCPS student?

Having a knowledge of who you are is very critical, and because we live in a very diverse world, it is very easy to become part of the crowd. While I served as a Bethel Campus Fellowship bible study leader at my school, I learned who and whose I am and this opened my eyes to a new outlook on life. I am no longer a slave to fear but a child of God. Therefore, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

During your years as a BCPS student, what did you accomplish that you are most proud of?

One thing that I am proud of is refusing to be part of the crowd at my school but applying and obtaining a permit to start a bible study in which I became used by the Lord as an instrument that contributed positivity to the lives of my fellow schoolmates.

What’s next for you? What are your college or employment plans immediately after graduation?

After graduation, I plan on attending a four-year university in which I'll pursue a major in biology with a track of pre-med. This will increase my knowledge on various aspects of the human body.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years from now, I'll be attending medical school in order to get my medical degree and start my profession as an obstetrician-gynecologist.

“Few students have the determination I see in Josephine Nimely. She is intelligent, hardworking and very driven. Her grades are very important to her. In addition to her educational success, Josephine is kind, generous and very responsible. Her smile and laugh are infectious. She cares that you are having a good day and works hard to put a smile on your face. I am glad that I have had the opportunity to meet and teach such a wonderful and determined young woman. I have every confidence that Josephine will continue to excel at the collegiate level.”

Laura Kelly, Perry Hall High School mathematics

“In a tech-obsessed generation, Josephine’s preference for in-person communication is refreshing. Her warmth and positivity could disarm anyone, and her manners are a blast from the past. However, these traits should not be mistaken for a lack of assertiveness, as Josephine is a self-confident, driven and resolved young woman. It’s important to note that Josephine has maintained an “A” average while balancing the demands of many extracurricular commitments.  While Josephine is a go-getter, she has learned that it is best to make meaningful commitments and be mindful of her limits.  She is passionate about helping women and children and her faith plays an important role in her efforts to do so.  She has taken on leadership roles in her church and at school such as leading prayer groups and tutoring students.  Josephine plans to pursue a career as a professional in the women’s health field and I believe this would be an excellent fit given Josephine’s abilities and character.”

Amy Botteon, school counselor

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