Garden City High School Senior Spotlight: Oludamilola Dawodu

Originally published in Patch on April 28, 2021.

She is a dancer, actor and musician, and has received honors for her work.

This week, Garden City High School shines its Senior Spotlight on Oludamilola “Dami” Dawodu. (Garden City School District) This week, Garden City High School shines its Senior Spotlight on Oludamilola “Dami” Dawodu. (Garden City School District)

GARDEN CITY, NY — This week, Garden City High School is shining its Senior Spotlight on Oludamilola "Dami" Dawodu.

Dawodu is an impressive member of the Garden City High School senior class, evident in her many accomplishments and leadership roles.

Recently, State Senator Anna Kaplan presented Dawodu with an award commendation that recognizes students who have shown an appreciation for African-American culture and demonstrated leadership in the community. Dawodu has served as captain of both the tennis and badminton teams and been involved in the Peer Educator program since her sophomore year.

Successful in the arts as well, Dawodu has been a committed member of the Dance Club and now has an executive role as vice president of the group. Her talents have earned her acceptance into the International Thespian Society, and she acted in a student-run web mini-series titled "Lockdown." She also sits on the board for the Tri-M Music Honor Society and has played the violin for the school orchestra since ninth grade.

Faculty members describe Dawodu as hard-working, funny and dynamic, with a well-rounded personality that will help her excel at Wake Forest University next year as a member of its class of 2025.