Washington has been accepted into numerous schools

Published 1:16 pm Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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When Zamoriyon Washington decides what college to attend, he’ll have plenty to choose from.
The senior has been accepted to 46 schools with more pending as of March 1.
“Honestly, it’s a blessing,” Washington said about being accepted into so many schools. “You never know what is going to happen in the future, so I just thank God for this opportunity. I feel like you’re going to procrastinate on some things, but if you’re going to be on your phone, you can work on your future and it only takes about 15 minutes. I want to thank my mom (Ruby Washington), God and all of the people who I have lost who have turned into angels.”
Washington, who has a 3.136 grade point average, also has dual enrollment with Southeastern Louisiana University and will graduate with 12 hours of credit.
His dual enrollment classes are English, math, communications and psychology.
Washington is also certified in Adobe Photoshop.
Besides his academics, Washington has a long list of extracurricular activities.
He is a member of BETA, 4-H, National Technical Honor Society, National Honor Society.
“I first started with NTHS. I was a transfer student. I joined NTHS first because I wanted to make sure I got my academics right because the seniors on the football team and track/field told me that I had my academics right because I’m a student athlete. I recommend that students join all of these clubs,” Washington said.
Washington is also a two-sport athlete at Varnado. He runs the 100 and 200 meters in track and is primarily a running back, but is also at the athlete position in football.
Washington has been accepted for academics and athletics and plans on running track and field in college.
Outside of school, Washington is with a community youth group called Brilliant Mindz.
“As far as Brilliant Mindz, it’s very family oriented,” Washington said. “I’ve been there for 2 years. It gives you an opportunity to help people who are less fortunate. It makes you grateful for what you have. I’m grateful to have a mom who has a home for me to live in. I’m also grateful for the material stuff I have.”
Washington has also been in the Louisiana National Guard for about the last three months and does training twice a month.
Washington gave thanks to several more people.
“I also want to say long live (late grandparents) Brenda Holmes and Clem Holmes, (late football coach) Coach Ze’Kyle, (late football coach) Coach Jamie Davis, (late cousin) Landon Williams, (late friend) Quanta Peters and thank (Varnado alumni) LaDarrick Smith and (Varnado alumni) Tyriah Davis,” Washington said.
Washington also gave advice.
“It doesn’t really matter who you are or where you’re from, whatever you put into your future, that’s how it’s going to come out in the end,” Washington said. You’re going to lose a lot of friends and you’re going to lose people who you thought were with you when you build your future, but you’ll always have your true friends, your family and God because what God has meant for you, not everyone is meant to come with you.”

Washington plans on majoring in engineering.