Teenage Volunteer Helps All Ages

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Monday, February 20 2006 Feb 20, 2006 Monday, February 20, 2006 7:33:00 PM CST February 20, 2006 in News

Some say Armour, 17, is years ahead of her time.

"She's done a lot, as far as helping in the community and being a part of organizations and boards," said Ywenboui Subolton of the Blind Boone Center, "a lot more than you would expect someone her age to do."

Armour's volunteer activities range from cooking dinner for children at the Blind Boone Center to walking with residents of Paquin Tower. Giving back to the community is something that just comes naturally to her.

Her mother, Renetta Brock, explained, "It was always something I instilled into her because it was instilled into me and I just passed down the way my grandmother raised me with Mar'quia."

As a Hickman senior, Armour also is taking online classes from Moberly Community College. She will hold not only a high school diploma but also an associate's degree when she graduates in May.

One thing keeps Armour focused and determined to do the right thing.

"I don't want to see failure at any point in my life," she admitted.

She'll enter college as a junior at Tennessee State University in Nashville where she will work toward multiple degrees in psychology.

"I will be working on my doctorate degree. Just being successful, having a family and working towards life-long investments," Armour added.

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