$44,000 Scholarship Goes to Jameria Clark
Friday, March 07, 2014
Jameria Clark has been accepted at Saint Xavier University (Chicago) and University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Saint Xavier has also awarded Jameria with a $44,000 scholarship worth $11,000 per year. Jameria will be studying Elementary Education in the School of Education.
D. J. Williams Awarded $20,000 Scholarship
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Delvonte (D. J.) Williams has been accepted at Upper Iowa University. In addition, he has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year). He will be studying Communications and Broadcasting.
Girls Basketball Team Makes Destiny History
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Although Destiny was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, Destiny's Girls Varsity Basketball made school history when they won their first playoff game against Hope Christian High School. This was the first time that the girl's varsity at Destiny had won in the first round of playoffs. We are proud of our girls team and the outstanding record they had for the season.
Phillip Beal Could End up at Microsoft
Monday, February 10, 2014
Phillip Beal has been accepted at UW-Milwaukee. Phillip's career goal is to go to college and get a masters in Computer Science and then go to Silicon Valley. One company he is considering is Microsoft where Satya Vadella, a UW-Milwaukee graduate is now CEO. He said that he will double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UWMilwaukee in his undergraduate studies. He went on to say that this may take six to eight years to complete his undergraduate and masters. Since Microsoft has 93,000 employees and he has something in common with the CEO, he has a great chance of getting a super job at Microsoft.
Resiliency: Heart of our Destiny
Friday, February 28, 2014
FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION
Resiliecy was the theme of a Founder's Day celebration on Wednesday, February 26. Bishop Darryl Hines and his wife, Pamela, were honored at a celebration of their commitment to their vision of two campuses, including Destiny High School, which are now operating to provide a unique education to students from kindergarten through their senior year. Bishop Hines was brought to tears when he recalled the loss of Ms. Barbara Horton, who died from cancer in the spring of 2013, and all Ms. Precious Washington has done by taking the reins as executive to maintain the initial vision to have two successful campuses. Ms. Pamela Hines was presented wth a bouquet of roses, and Bishop Hines was presented with a beautiful etching done by a parents at the Darryl Lynn Hines Academy, kindergarten through eighth grade. Ms. Kristen Reed, principal of Destiny, recalled how much resiliency was needed through the tragedies of the 2012-2013 school year: The death of one of Destiny's students in a car crash, a teacher's tragic blood clot that lead to her being a coma...even to this day, and the death of Ms. Horton, the guiding inspiration and strength for Destiny and Darryl Lynn Hines Middle School.
Student Ministry is Strong and Students are Responding
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Destiny's Manager of Student Ministries, David Beaver, has a team of people who minister to our youth in times of crisis, during our morning meetings, and throughout each day. Today was the first day of Lent (40 days of preparation for Easter) or the first day of "giving up" or fasting to grow closer to our Lord. Mr. Beaver asked students to "give up" (not pizza or soft drinks) anything that is keeping them from a strong relationship with our Lord: anger, rebellion, selfishness, hatred, an unforgiving heart. He recounted the story of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Mr. Beaver told how when the stone was rolled from Lazarus's tomb, he had been dead for 4 days. Mr. Beaver said that we need to get rid of the stones in our lives that are keeping us dead to Christ. Students responded to his message by coming up to the front to have the ministers pray to free them of these 'stones" in their lives that keep them from having a closer, stronger relationship with Jesus.
Destiny's Varsity and JV teams Win Games
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
On Senior night (Thursday, Feb. 13) at a home game, Destiny Varsity won 70 to 59 against Milwaukee Academy of Science. Zariyus Dowl-East had 15 points, followed by Elijah Jones with 12, Nakell Martan with 11 points (including one 3-pointer). Domique Patterson also had a 3-pointer........................
On Tuesday night, Romaine Robinson scored 27 points against Juneau High. The JVs have a record of 11 and 2. This is not only due to the high scoring of students like Jaidion Echols-Brantley and Damon Simpson, but also the fast-moving, defensive play of Romaine Robinson, who is also a high-scorer.
SOAR WITH THE EAGLES (of Destiny)
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Destiny Eagle Award is the highest honor a student can receive while attending Destiny High School. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge excellence in all those who excel in all things (academic, spirtual, social), those who have a Christ-like attitude, those who show appreciation and thankfulness, those who demonstrate leadership in and outside the school and those who consider the feelings of others.
The following students were selected as the first Eagle Award recipients for the 2013-2014 school year: Latoiya Carthon, Ryan Evans, Tamara Evans, Mariah Fields, Shanita Fields, Christopher Gilmore, Tritisha Griffin, Alphonso Kinnebrew, Celeste McEuens, Donald Mortimer, Fantasy Rhodes, April Smith, Zana Smith, Tyara Taylor, Nicholas Vang, Christian Webb, Johnny Williams, Monique Williams, and Tyja Woodfork-Fifer.
APRIL SMITH AND KENNY NUGENT ARE COLLEGE BOUND
Monday, January 27, 2014
Kenny Nugent has been accepted at The School of Art and Design of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He plans to be a designer for the automotive industry. April has been accepted at George Williams College of Aurora (IL) University. She plans a career in nursing. Both are still awaiting offers from other colleges.
"Doing the Right Thing"
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
...........Gabriel Sykes Wins Award for Social Leadership
...Students from Destiny and other area schools were recognized at the Milwaukee Urban League’s “Doing the Right Thing” award ceremony for outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, social leadership and extracurricular activities on Wednesday, December 18.
In his opening remarks, Ralph Hollmon, President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, remembered Nelson Mandela with his words: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
Ron Scott, an executive of Coca-Cola Refreshments, told the students how an education can lead to jobs like his. He recalled working on his vocabulary words at home while other students were out having fun. He said that his hard work is what led to the job he has now, where he interacts with sports celebrities, singers, and other leaders and well-known celebrities. He seemed to be saying that if you work hard now while in school, you will find a job that you enjoy, rather than settling for a job that isn’t rewarding.
Ministry at Destiny is Key to Success
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Principal Kristin Reed and Student Ministry Manager Dave Beaver spread the spirit of the Lord throughout the school every day as they model for others. At a staff meeting, Coach Dave expressed the views of all administrators and teachers, when he said, "What we do here...bringing students to a point that they not only graduate but also go on to college or universities...is PROVIDENCE, part of God's plan." Spreading the word that God loves you is what makes students want to do their best for HIM and for those around them. Coach Dave said that when teachers and administrators reinforce the mission and vision of our school in their classrooms through prayer, Bible verses, and modeling the right way to act towards one another, they are showing the way to victory.
WHEN IT COMES TOGETHER
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Ah-ha moment is what students and teachers work so hard to find. These students are finding those moments when their lesson comes together and they say, "Ah-ha." Ms. Mary Hoke, Destiny's pre-calculus and Algebra II teacher, is always thinking about how to get the students involved in the lesson by making it more fun. Recently, she baked a sheet cake and put the axes on the cake in icing so students could plot a graph to better understand linear inequalities.