SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Amya Kayla Coleman moved to Spotswood from Sayreville her sophomore year. While the move three years ago was difficult, it ended up turning out to be a wonderful experience for Coleman.
"Even though it was tough at times," Coleman said. "I made long-lasting friendships with some of the most important people in my life."
Coleman was a member of the fall and winter varsity Chargers cheerleading squads. The teen was also a part of the high school's Heroes and Cool Kids program. Her favorite class was Psychology and her top teacher was Spotswood High School English teacher Suzanne Fredricks. She was named SHS' May Student-of-the-Month.
Coleman has many fun memories of her time as a student and a cheerleader at Spotswood High School. Her most noteworthy memories are last year's prom and begin a volunteer and helping out Physical Education teacher Jill Hetzler at the Appleby and Schoenly School field days each spring.
"It was my dream growing up to get all dressed up and go to prom and have the time of my life," Coleman said of the 2019 Junior/Senior Prom. "I can say that my dream was in fact fulfilled."
"I loved playing with the little kids and making their field days special and so much more fun," Coleman added.
Spotswood High School World History, Psychology and Sociology teacher Colleen Meyers coached Coleman on the fall varsity cheerleading squad for the past three years. She describes Coleman as being a "hard worker" and an "amazing young woman."
In the fall, Coleman is headed to Middlesex County College in Edison to major in psychology. After two years, Coleman plans to transfer to Montclair State University where she wants to continue her psychology studies. Her goal is to have a career in child psychology.
"I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to further my education at Spotswood High School," Coleman said. "I will miss all of my teachers and friends as well as my coaches."
"I wish the best of luck to all my fellow cheerleaders on the fall and winter team in their upcoming seasons and my sister Kayline Medina in her senior year," Coleman added.