Senior Spotlight - Kelly Ntambwe

By Kelly Ntambwe
May 18, 2020
Kelly Ntambwe
Kelly Ntambwe

1) What has been your biggest disappointment/hardship since schools have been closed for the remainder of the academic year?

I think, like many seniors in FCPS, I was really disappointed when I learned that we would not be having a traditional graduation ceremony. Not seeing my friends every day like I used to also took some getting used to and sometimes still is.

2) What are your plans for the fall?

I'm super excited for fall. I'll be attending VCU and majoring in Cinema! I really can't wait to start this new chapter of my life. 

3) What have you learned about yourself since the COVID-19 closures?

Since the COVID=19 closures I've definitely learned different ways to fill my time. Being on my phone all day isn't as fulfilling now as it was the first few days of the closures. 

4) What is your passion? 

I don't think I've ever defined my passion as a singular thing. I think I'm passionate about a multitude of things like color guard, music and film, and being kind to others and spreading love. 

5) Have you discovered a new passion in light of social distancing?

It's more of a rediscovered passion, but I've really enjoyed cooking. I started by making desserts and now I've expanded to breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. I think it's been a really good way for my siblings and I to bond. 

6) What are your hopes for the future?

In the near future, I hope to be in college taking really cool classes and learning more about myself. In the further future, I hope to become a director and actress and be a person that people can look up to. 

7)  Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

Although I did stop for a while, I do enjoy reading. My favorite books right now are Red Butterfly (by A.L Sonnichsen) and Redeeming Love (by Francine Rivers). I also love vinyl records. 

8) What are you most proud of about your school experience/best memory?

I am most proud of being a more confident version of me, specifically when I started color guard. Color guard really was the catalyst that pushed me to be more comfortable in my own skin, and I don't think I would have found that sense of self confidence anywhere else.