Meet Kalijah Rahming! No, her last name is not pronounced Ramen, and yes, she has heard all of the subsequent noodle jokes surrounding her name. She considers herself to be a world-renowned chai tea consumer who can boast of having drank 100, 000 cups in her lifetime. No other human being has reached this record, and likely no one ever will. In addition to this, at the age of eight, she became a professional at hiding her DS at night when she wasn’t supposed to be playing Pokemon.
This well-qualified student is now a seventeen year old, and currently lives in Florida. As a military child, she doesn’t really feel like she has a home, but she wants to thank her family and friends for always making this ambivert feel welcome and loved. She wants to give out a special thank you to her parents who encouraged her and demonstrated the incredible love of Christ during her many breakdowns. Her younger brothers, Kadar and Kanye, definitely deserve a shout-out as well; they are some of the kindest human beings that she has ever been lucky enough to encounter. Their intense love of puns, Marvel, and spontaneous hugs will be greatly missed. Kalijah definitely feels that she has grown over the course of her high school career and cannot believe that it is coming to a close so soon. Although she has gone through many terrible situations, she was able to find solace in the Lord. She has done TPS for the past 2 1/2 years and has enjoyed her time. Her favorite classes include Sociology with Mrs. Stevens and British Literature and Composition with Mrs. Huisman, whose compassionate natures inspired her so much. She plans on attending Florida State University’s Honors Program in the spring, and is so excited to make her mark on the world.
Number of Years Taking TPS Classes: 2.5
One of my favorite quotes comes from Winnie the Pooh:
“‘I don’t feel very much like Pooh today,’ said Pooh.
‘There, there,’ said Piglet. ‘I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.’” Whenever I think about this quote, I start to tear up. My parents have helped me so much throughout all of my struggles and whenever I don’t feel like myself, they show me unconditional love and support.
Favorite Bible Verse:
Galatians 6:4-5–Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.
I recently discovered this Bible verse, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. I struggle with comparing myself to others and so I need to realize that I am special in my own way.
Advice to the Younglings of TPS:
Always pay attention while you are in class. I know that sometimes it is difficult and you are tempted to go on Youtube, Instagram, or Twitter. However, it’s really not worth it because your distraction could cost you precious information that you should have learned in class. Also, talk to your classmates and try to make friends with all those around you. If you’re feeling stressed, take a break from your schoolwork to pray and read the Bible.