African American Girls – High Achievers

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry – Will Have A Bachelors Degree at the Age of 14!

By at August 5, 2013 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Photo Credit Great Lakes Daily Herald

This is what Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc is all about! Spreading the great news for African American Girls! Thank you Conor Morris with the Great Lakes Daily Herald for reporting this story! Congratulations Thessalonika Arzu-Embry! While other girls her age are navigating their freshman year of high school, Thessalonika Arzu-Embryis only one month away from

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2009 High Achiever Destiny Welch Continues to Aim High in 2012

By at September 25, 2012 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment


In 2009, I was contacted by a very smart and beautiful high school sophomore from Maryland. She was featured as one of Afro Puffs and Ponytails' High Achievers (click here for the complete story).  Well, now its 2012 and she is still a High Achiever! Destiny Welch, 18, was crowned America's Miss Teen on July 14, 2012. She graduated from Gwynn Park High School in the

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Gabrielle Hayes – aka Mini-Diva!

By at February 23, 2011 | 11:23 pm | 1 Comments


Afro Puffs and Ponytails is proud to present our latest High Achiever, Gabrielle Hayes! When talking to Gabrielle Hayes of North Carolina, aka Mini-Diva, one might make the mistake of thinking that she is a quiet, shy girl who might run from a fight. They would be wrong.  Mini-Diva is anything but that. She is strong-willed and determined with a quick wit.  But

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MaKayla Williams – Bonding and Building Leadership Skills

By at November 23, 2010 | 12:12 pm | 2 Comments

Makayla All Done & Feeling Great About A Job Well Done!

This week's High Achiever is Makayla Williams of Round Rock, TX. I found out about Makayla from one of our wonderful supporters, Mrs. Christine Williams of Noah's Ark Animal Workshops.  Mrs. Williams is a Party Leader for the workshops and Makayla, her daughter,  is a great assistant for Mrs. Williams!  Here's what she had to say about Makayla. "During the

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Strawberry Fields Forever

By at November 6, 2010 | 1:35 am | 1 Comments


Kayla, Kaleah, and Miah Fields   On my quest to find positive pictures and videos covering African American/Black Girls last year, I came across three sisters from Santa Cruz singing on YouTube. They were spectacular! Their Father introduced them to musical instruments one summer just to keep them busy.  Kayla, 12, focused on guitar.  Kaleah, 10, also

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Kaylyn and Kaitlynn – Egypt Bound!

By at October 30, 2010 | 6:04 pm | 1 Comments

Kaylyn and Kaitlynn

Afro Puffs and Ponytails is proud to present Kaylyn and Kaitlynn of Texas as two of our newest High Achievers!  Kaylyn and Kaitlynn are cousins on a mission!  They have an amazing opportunity to travel to Egypt in December and hope to accomplish this with your prayers and support. (please visit their website for more information about the trip) Last year,

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Alyssa A. Curry – San Antonio,TX

By at July 2, 2010 | 9:19 pm | 14 Comments


  Afro Puffs and Ponytails  present Alyssa A. Curry as one of our High Achievers! Alyssa is a 14 year old  beautiful and very talented girl.  Her talent for drawing was recognized as early as kindergarten. Over the years, she has received numerous awards for various projects. She was awarded a summer-session scholarship for art classes during her

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