Unity Superstar Spotlight Featuring Jordan Bridges
Jordan Bridges- Homecoming King of Carroll High School
Jordan Bridges is a 17 year-old senior at Carroll High School with a GPA of 3.9. Jordan was recently crowned Carroll’s Homecoming King. He has received Honors with Distinction for the last four years, and in his sophomore year, was the top Geometry student out of the 600 students enrolled in the course. He is also a recipient of UNITY’s Academic Incentive Program, “Give a $5 for an A.”Jordan’s career aspiration is to become a Computer Engineer. He is currently investigating several universities, and hopes to make a decision by spring 2017.
Jordan’s school activities include: Student Section Leader and varsity basketball. Outside of school, Jordan is involved in the Bloom Project, was a member of Total Package Elite AAU travel basketball team, which won five championships this past summer, and is a proud member of The Voices of Unity.
Jordan joined The Voices of Unity on October 5, 2018 at age 9, and sings in the tenor section. His brother, Deven Bridges, and his sister, Cydney Bridges, are also members of the choir. Jordan’s mother, Paula Curry Bridges, is an active parent in UNITY, volunteering when needed and has also served on the board. She is a single mother of four who understands the value, positive influence, and opportunities the Voices of Unity provide her family that their other activities may not offer.
Jordan traveled with the choir to the World Choir Games in China in 2010, and again in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2012. He also performed with the choir at Carnegie Hall in 2014. He recently participated in the 2016 European Tour, Journey to the Vatican, in which he was chosen to be a student leader during the tour.
Jordan credits the Voices of Unity and Marshall White for developing his leadership skills. He recently spoke at a performance, and noted he organized a concert for Carroll’s Homecoming Day. He emphasized he would not have been confident enough to do this if it were not for the Voices of Unity. He also wrote about his choir director/life coach, Mr. White, who he says is constantly looking for ways to make him better and push him to be great. He noted the choir has played a big role in developing him into who he is today, and he will never forget the impact the group has had on him.
When asked if he had to tell another young person why they should join VOU, Jordan said, “It provides you with pieces of knowledge you need in life that you won’t get from anywhere else. VOU is great for development.”
Jordan wants to help assist his choir director/life coach in developing the younger children and teens of VOU into future leaders. He plans to “reach back to give back,” and always be involved in the foundation that has helped equip him for his future.
Jordan, you are a superstar! Excellence and nothing less!