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Skylr Smith, C’2021

by Angela George | July 17, 2021

Spelman alumna Skylr Smith, C’2021, shares what makes her Spelman Strong

Spelman alumna Skylr Smith, C’2021, shares what makes her Spelman Strong:

If it wasn’t for my village, I wouldn’t be the resilient and tenacious person that I am today. Whenever I come to an obstacle, instead of asking “why me,” I ask “what lesson was I just taught?”

With the help of my village, I find ways to incorporate what I learned to lift others along the way as I climb. Having a sense of community and keeping a positive outlook on life is what helps me remain Spelman Strong.

Smith, a political science major with a minor in education studies from Saint Louis, Missouri, graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named a White House Initiative on HBCUs Competitiveness Scholar in 2020. While at Spelman, she served as SGA vice president, was a Social Justice Fellow and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Epsilon National Education Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

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