Whitney Hickman

by Terry Watson | November 17th, 2015

Whitney Hickman

Whitney Hickman is currently a full time teacher at The Point College Preparatory and Leadership Academy and the Head Dance Team Coach at UNCG. She also currently performs in shows with the North Carolina Black Reparatory Company.

In 2010, as a Senior Girl Scout she received a Gold Award, which is the highest honor as a Girl Scout. In 2012, she was also inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at UNCG. Although it was very challenging, she says she managed to graduate with two degrees in four years after countlessly being told it wasn’t possible. While dancing on the Spartan G’s dance team all four years, upon graduation she was named Assistant Coach. This year she had the honor of being the Head Coach of the UNCG Dance Team.

Her dad she says has impacted her life the most. “He was one of the happiest and encouraging people I ever met. He never obtained a high school diploma, yet he worked hard and retired from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and started his own successful business, Hickman’s Creative Concrete Coatings. He made sure we always had what we needed and more. Above all, he motivated me to follow my dreams and get an education,” she says. Everything she danced or performed in, he was right there, dancing and cheering her on (no matter how embarrassing he would be) she says. “Just watching him was a huge example that with hard work and dedication, you can do anything you put your mind to. He passed away a little over a year before I graduated, but I promised him to live my life to the fullest and accomplish all of my goals and dreams,” she says.

She has already started training again for a few big auditions she has at the beginning of next year. She hopes to compete in another pageant in the near future. “I eventually plan to move to New York and chase my longtime dream of performing on Broadway,” says Hickman.

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