Deandra is a consistently strong student, taking the most rigorous courses offered by her school. In the top 5% of her class, Deandra sets out to be the first in her family to attend and complete college. She is part of the schools debate team, Building Steps and the Youth Government Program. She has received awards for perfect attendance and was recognized by the Greater Baltimore Area for the Princeton Book Award. Fuel by a tragic incident in her fanily (the murder of her aunt) Deandra plans to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. She has applied to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Delaware State University.