I met Nilza during my last year of teaching at Apollo High School. She was a sophomore when I met her. I was hanging out in my friend Dave’s classroom while he was having an Academic Decathlon meeting. Nilza was a member of the team. After the meeting she and Dave started to discuss guitars and music. I found out that Nilza is a huge Beatles fan. I just love it when the youth of today appreciate the classics.
Nilza is a smart, talented and, as can be seen in these images, a beautiful young lady. In addition to her participation on the Academic Decathlon team Nilza is also a member of the Apollo Marching Band. She taught herself to play guitar and has quite the singing voice. Just a few days after we shot this session, Nilza sang her way to a first place finish in the Apollo Talent Show. Quite a finish as Nilza wraps up her senior year.
And of course, she has impeccable taste in music. Did I mention she is a Beatles fan?