Victoria Anyiam

Hi, my name is Victoria Anyiam. I am a sophomore college student at the Community College of Philadelphia. I love to dance, sing, and play sports. I have done sports collegiately at my previous school, Penn State Brandywine, running for the cross country team. I also did track and field at my alma mater high school, Cardinal O’Hara, located in Springfield. I currently am pursuing Health Care Management and look to excel in numerous areas throughout my career, including in my passions of sports and the arts, singing and dancing. My goal ultimately is to give back and show love to others. I am also a Christian and I give God the credit for all my successes. I try to tie my Christianity into everything, showing who God is to others in whatever way I can.

Our Interview With Victoria

Was this the first time you entered the contest?
Yes it was!

How did you hear about the contest?
I can’t recall, but I know it was during the time I was searching for scholarships to apply for. I liked Constituting America because it allowed me to use my passions to create a piece. That I admire about the organization, their openness to expression and individuality.

What inspired your work?
The opportunity to send a message through music. The requirements that Constituting America asked for resonated with me, and I wanted to be able to express my thoughts on our rights through song.

What did you learn while creating your entry?
I actually didn’t learn anything new! I’ve learned about the Constitution since I was little from my schooling, so all the information was pretty known to me.

How do you plan to spread the word this year to your peers about the importance of the U.S Constitution?
I plan to spread the word through social media. Social Media has the capability of reaching various audiences. I would like to use social media to spread awareness of the U.S. Constitution and to use my platform for education on why it is important.

How do your friends respond to history or talking about the Constitution?
My friends respond with open dialogue. My friends want the best for this country. We all are always reflecting on the Constitution as well as work that can be done to better educate others who are unaware of certain aspects in the Constitution

What do you love about U.S History and the forming of our government?
I love that U.S. history covers how everything started from the beginning. It helps reduce the why and how questions that I would ask in regards to things right now.

Which U.S. historical site would you like to visit?
I would love to visit the White House. I have never been to the White House before, so I think that would be a cool experience to get up close to it.

Which American historical figure is most influential/inspirational to you?
Martin Luther King Jr. I admire his bravery and his speeches. Me and my mom still reflect on his speeches to this day.

Who is your greatest role model?
My greatest role model is Jesus Christ. I admire his character and his love towards others. I strive to resemble his image in everything that I do.

What in your life are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about helping others. I believe we all have a purpose to help each other out, even in the smallest ways. I want to excel in everything I do to inspire others in positive ways as well as be a giver.

How do you spend your free time?
I am currently working on a clothing company on Etsy! So that takes some of my time. I also like to enjoy my hobbies, playing sports, dancing, and hanging out with friends. I also like to have time with God, reflecting on stories or messages in the Bible or listening to worship music.

What are your plans for the future?
I want to pursue Health Care Management as well as my passions of being active, dancing, and being a business owner.

If you could do one super impactful thing to help people, what would it be?
Send them cards of encouraging messages. I actually currently do this. I like to have a list of people I want to give cards to every month, and write encouraging, nice messages to them. It makes me feel whole doing this and seeing their loving reactions when they see the cards.

Why is the Constitution relevant today?
The Constitution is relevant today because it was the foundation of U.S. law. This foundation empower others, and reminds them of their rights and freedoms.

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