Orangeburg, SC (WLTX)- Nyilah Jamison-Myers said she's a big dreamer. So big in fact, she is now able to make one of her many dreams become a reality after being accepted to the prestigious Disney Dreamer's Academy.
"I was very excited when I found out that I was chosen because this is my third year trying," said the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Junior. "It's like when you see people opening their college acceptance letter. When I opened it I got really happy."
The teen was up against 4,000 applicants from across the country. Now, she is one out of 100 students chosen because of their leadership, community service and academic and athletic accomplishments.
The all-star basketball player said this will be her first trip to the Magical World of Disney.
"I've seen like pictures and stuff, but I actually want to see how it looks and how it feels to be in Disney World."
Nyilah, which in Arabic means "one who succeeds", said that she's got many more dreams that she hopes will eventually come true.
"I want to go to college after high school and then I want to continue to medical school," said Jamison-Myers. "I want to become a plastic surgeon."
Nyilah isn't the only South Carolinian making this trip. Virginia Wright from Spring Valley High School was chosen as well. WLTX wants to congratulate both students for making the Midlands proud!
Disney's Dreamers Academy inspires youth to dream big and motivates them to get started on their career paths now.