Top Teen--Javonna Williams

Javonna Williams
Javonna Williams

You've probably heard the saying, "Don't forget the little people." Thirteen-year-old Javonna Williams has taken these words to heart this summer by helping out with the children at St. Matthew's Daycare Center.

"I didn't have anything else to do, and I just didn't want to sit home and be bored," said Williams.

For three days a week, four hours a day, this Mercer Middle School honor role student assists the daycare teachers in any way she can, whether it's by playing with the children or teaching them how to put a puzzle together.

And this is special to her because nine years ago, she sat in the same little chairs.

"She has always been a smart, intelligent young lady," said daycare director Rose White. "When she graduated from here, she has always come back to say hello, to be a part of St. Matthew's Daycare Center."

And this may be good career training for Javonna, since she sees her future involving children.

"I want to be an obstetrician/gynecologist," said Williams.

So for her volunteerism this summer, giving back to a place that has helped her succeed, Javonna Williams is this week's WTOC Top Teen.

Reported by: Karla Redditte,

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