“A Teen’s Take” column for Nov. 15, 2012

“Daily, one can read in the local newspaper or watch on the local news (stories of) a countless number of kids between the ages of 16 and 25 who make decisions that end their freedom or their lives. I believe this is because they do not have the guidance or faith to pursue the righteousness of God.”

Age: 18

School: Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, freshman

Parent: Beverly Warren

FAVORITES:

Book: “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest James Gaines

TV show: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Movie: She loves movies, but doesn’t have a favorite.

Music: Neo Soul and R&B

Hangout: Movies

Role model: Sundee Warren (sister)

Extra: Stevee Warren is a graduate of Southern University Laboratory School and a member of Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, where she serves on the Youth Ushers Ministry. She was the first president of the ministry and was trained by United Church Ushers of LA. Inc. This summer she was a runner-up in an essay contest sponsored by the National United Church Ushers Association of America Inc. “Becoming an usher has helped me in many ways and it has especially had an impact on my decision-making skills.… As I developed a personal relationship with God through reading his Word and praying, I often reflect on each of my actions questioning ‘What will God think?’ and “Is this the right thing for me?’”

William Taylor

Assistant People editor