Avondale High School Students Interview Diamond White

Diamond White Spotlighted during talk-show style assembly at Avondale High School

Seventeen year-old actress and singer, Diamond White, returned to her home state of Michigan this week to speak before 150 Avondale High School students. White, who is currently in the movie Boo! A Madea Halloween and who just released her new single Chain Smoker, shared her journey to the spotlight with the students during a talk-show style assembly. The audience, made up mostly of students in the school’s performing arts clubs and classes, was treated to an inside look at the native-Detroiter’s life as well as her personal insights about making choices.

Diamond White in the WAHS radio station studio

Diamond White in the WAHS radio station studio

Avondale High School seniors, Dominic Amatulli and Gabi Loche, members of the school’s student-run radio station, WAHS 89.5, acted as interviewers during the assembly inviting questions from the audience. White shared her positive message of setting goals, staying true to self and always having focus on what matters. “I don’t want to fit in a box of what other people find beautiful, I want to define what beauty means to me,” she said.

Avondale High School students, Gabi Loche and Dominic Amatulli interview Diamond White during a talk-show style assembly

Avondale High School students, Gabi Loche and Dominic Amatulli interview Diamond White during a talk-show style assembly

Following the assembly, junior Mitchell Payne and sophomore Carly Gordon conducted a live radio interview where White talked about the importance of making choices that she feels are “right in her heart – not what other people tell her is good”. She also shared that writing is the most important skill she works on in order to express herself in her music. She described her sound as alternative with a bit of soul and fun and she told the student that she does not want to fit into one certain genre.

Avondale School District Superintendent, Dr. James Schwarz, who attended the assembly, was impressed with White’s poise and confidence and thought her message of persistence was an important one for students to hear. “She stressed the importance of believing in oneself, and not compromising your individuality to fit someone else’s ideas. She emphasized the power of a good work ethic, of having a positive outlook, and the importance of being non-judgmental. We’re grateful for the time she spent with our students and I’m confident she made a very positive impression on them,” he said.

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