Hello everyone! It’s Zara and I’m here to tell you that we are back and better than ever!
It’s been a crazy senior year for me….well a crazy year in general, for all of us - but it was productive for me! There are so many exciting activities I’ve been involved in and I can’t wait to share them with you!
So, let me jog back your memory in this article...
Back in October 2020, I signed off of social media and my Zest of Life w/ Zara lifestyle blog to focus on one of the most important projects in my student life which I believe will impact so many people and generations. I couldn’t juggle being a senior in high school and working on a project that I knew was going to take me hundreds of hours to complete… so...I evaluated my time, priorities and knew I had to stay focused on the project that I knew would change the lives (in a positive way of course!) of the people in my local communities.
Before I share with you what I have been up to, I think I should reintroduce myself since I’ve been gone for so long...
I’m Zara Jones the founder and creator of Zest Of Life W Zara. I am also a published author of 6 books (stay tuned on @zestoflifewzara to see sneak peeks soon) and a recent high school graduate, and yes I am a proud #COVIDsenior! In the fall I’ll be attending Dallas Baptist University to major in Business.
During my break from blogging, I focused on school and worked on projects that were life-changing for me. Recently I have been awarded my Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest honor any girl in Girl Scouts can earn. What exactly did I do to earn this award? Thanks for asking! I created the Online Plano African American Museum by bringing all the exhibits that were in the physical museum (that, may I add, has been closed for nearly a decade) and gathering resources from local and national references to educate people not just locally, but also nationally and internationally about black history in Plano and sharing the word about “The Myth of Absence”. Although it was a challenging project to take on, it paid off. While creating this online museum I also created a repeatable framework of the online museum so that others can create an online museum in their communities. All while doing this project, I received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congressman Van Taylor for the launch of the digital Plano African American Museum.
If you want to read more about my project visit these articles:
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