Shalia F. McGirt is a 16 year old rising senior at Calvary Day School. She has been invited to attend the Health Careers Summer Camp at Armstrong State University this summer to get an in-depth learning experience with different health careers. The program is for rising seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Moreover, she was selected as a candidate for the Summer 500 program (a program that creates jobs for teens implemented by the Mayor Eddie DeLoach), and was placed at Memorial Health University where she made history as one of Memorial Health’s youngest employee’s ever
Shalia, affectionately known as Lia, enjoys playing Tennis and volunteering at the local Humane Society for Greater Savannah, due to her love for animals. Lia is a strong advocate for animal rescue and safety and has done numerous hours of community service involving animal shelters, Doggie Carnival, Operation New Hope Adoption, and Low Cost Shot Clinic. She has also volunteered with The National Council of Negro Women and plans to job shadow her very own pediatrician during her senior year.
Lia is involved in the drama club at Calvary Day School, where she has performed in several plays including Pirates of Penzance, Little Women, and Seussical the Musical. She is passionate about theater and plans to minor in theater in college.
Lia has plans of attending college in fall 2017 to major in Biology and begin her collegiate career to medical school where she will then major in veterinarian medicine or pediatric medicine.
She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Sheila McGirt and Shalia has one sibling, Paula Mc- Girt.