Meet Khacia Mitchell

Khacia Mitchell

By Joan Frances –

As a senior at Thurgood Marshall High School (TMHS), Khacia Mitchell has spent the past four years engaged in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. She is a respected leader and student and is looking forward to an exciting future.

Mitchell is a member of the National Honor Society and she earned the Academic Excellence Award for her hard work. She doesn’t have a favorite teacher but appreciates the extra time and energy a few of them have given to her. “I admire all of my teachers equally because they are or have been considerate enough to use their time to educate me. Ms. Richardson, Mr. Wade and Ms. Mateo have connected with me on a more sincere and personal level. They took that extra step to be sure I understood the curriculum and took an interest in who I am as a person. I am grateful to the time they spent teaching me. Albert Einstein said, ‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”’

Mitchell’s forte is running; she has been a Varsity Track member for the past three years. She was a finalist at the Lady Buffs Track & Field State competition, and she is a respected leader. “Track is a sport that requires an abundance of mental strength. Being able to withhold a leading position as a runner is essential. This conveys that I have established the necessary stamina needed to succeed in track and help me be able to guide others to have a better understanding of the concepts and requirements that are necessary for an excellent performance.”

One value Mitchell lives by is believing in commitment. “My belief in God, my ability to be self-motivated and believing in faith help me to be a committed person. With God on my side, I know that I can do all things that I aspire to achieve. Whenever I prepare to complete a task, I remember Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s quote, ‘It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.’ This guides me to be motivated to succeed and to put forth my best effort in all that I do. Whether I am completing schoolwork or participating in sports, it gives me motivation.  I believe if I commit myself to having a positive attitude and putting forth my best effort, I will be on a stairwell that continuously elevates me to higher levels and stages of accomplishments.”

Mitchell’s years at Marshall High School have been filled with learning about people and life. She is a member of a diversified group of students from many places that have come together to become educated members of society. Mitchell has enjoyed every minute of it. She reflected, “Every encounter, whether with a person or circumstance, has broadened my outlook on life’s general aspects. I treasure all the experiences that I have been through in high school.”

In addition to her busy schedule, Mitchell volunteers her time as an athletic trainer for the football team and volunteered to work in the TMHS concession stand. She helps with the back to school supply drive at her church and is a former junior cheer coach for the little league. Her first college choice is Prairie View A&M University, followed by the University of Houston, Baylor, Rice, Texas Women’s and University of North Texas. She will major in nursing and hopes to continue running track in college.

Congratulations Khacia Mitchell for your talent and perception. Good luck as you continue to make your dreams come true.