Johannah Suegay

Battlefield High School

Class of 2018

What extracurricular activities and hobbies do you enjoy?

Key Club, Student Council Association, ILITE Robotics, Volleyball, Watching an abundance of romantic comedy movies and Getting too hyped up about sports.

If you played Major League Baseball, what would be your walk-out song?

"Worth It" - Fifth Harmony

What has been your proudest moment?

Watching the U.S. Women's National Team win the 2015 Women's World Cup :")

What would the title of your autobiography be?

"Work In Progress" would be the title of my autobiography. In all that I do, I always strive to be better. Personal growth is something that I hold dearly since I believe that succeeding and achieving does not necessarily mean that you stop working hard. There is always room for improvement and progress. This title would also allude to the metaphor of one's life being a story. My life is a literal work in progress as I write my story everyday.

Why are you committing to the Inspired Year?

I am incredibly passionate about politics, voting and Inspire Virginia's entire mission. By being involved with this organization, I hope to spread this passion of mine with other young people. I want to share the message to my peers of their voices being important. I hope for them to feel motivated to be engaged and to know the importance of it. 

What does civic engagement mean to you?

When people become involved in their communities to strive to achieve and work toward change. 

What's your favorite thing about Virginia?

This great state provides something for everyone - historical landmarks, breathtaking hiking trails, mouthwatering food spots, beautiful beaches, abundance of concerts, lit sports games and even unique academic & career opportunities. Virginia is certainly is for lovers - whatever it is that you love.

Where would you like to see Virginia in 20 years?

Virginia has provided me with great education for the past years. However, I am aware that the quality of education I get is not widespread throughout the entirety of the state. I would love to see our state to be the frontrunner in American education. 

Is there anything else you would like people to know about you?

My family and I only immigrated to the United States in 2010. I then became really passionate about politics because I felt like it had a huge impact on my family and I as we were just beginning our lives here.