Nykasia Wright is a Fly Girl

It is always refreshing to meet young people who are making a difference in their community. Meet Nykasia Wright, who is 18, with a successful future ahead of her. Nykasia was born in South, Bend Indiana on January 31, 2000. She moved to Indianapolis with her parents as a little girl. She is the oldest of three children, she has two younger brothers Levi and Jahsan. Some know her has Nykasia but to others she is Nyke.

"At first I wasn't going to do it, but then my parents and I went to a orientation they had on campus and realized it was a great opportunity."

Nykasia attends the Indiana Academy at Ball State University, an accelerated program for junior and seniors in high school. Nyke explained that she had received an invitation in the mail about the program. "At first I wasn't going to do it, but then my parents and I went to a orientation they had on campus and realized it was a great opportunity," said Nykasia as she talked about her school. "We live on campus in a dorm basically like college students two years early". At the Indiana Academy, students take Ball State courses and finish their high school courses as well. "It's a good experience, you meet a lot of people, the course load is very hard and intense at times but it helps you in the future when being in college".

Nyke is not just a student but she is thoroughly involved in extracurricular activities in school. She is a Peers assistant, a program where seniors take the time to help with the juniors as they adjust to their new home on campus. " We had to go through training to understand the juniors for two weeks," said Nyke. This program allows the seniors to interact with the incoming juniors and build a relationship with them. "During the year we meet with the juniors as well and plan activities with them." Nyke is also apart of the International Committee, she plans along with her peers events that showcases the different cultural background

and ethnicities apart of the school. Nyke is also apart of Crusade for Christ (CRU) a Christian bible study organization on campus through Ball State.