The face of Campbellsville
and Meade County
By SANDRA STONE
Shajuana Ditto, a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School, made a name for herself during her years at MCHS, playing volleyball and basketball and being crowned homecoming queen.
Now a senior at Campbellsville University, Ditto continues to make her mark. Her most recent accomplishment was being featured in a commercial for the Campbellsville University – “the small university with big possibilities.”
A senior preparing to graduate May 9, 2009, Ditto was crowned homecoming queen at Campbellsville last year. She was also named The Face of Campbellsville, received the Student Leadership Award and was elected student body president.
“That could have been part of the reason I was selected for the commercial,” she said. Ditto is a very busy young woman, but, she said with a sparkling smile, “I love to be busy.”
Ditto is also a member of First Class, a mentoring organization which helps freshmen make the transition from high school to college. Ditto was recommended for the program by one of her professors. “Since it helped me in my first year,” she said, “I wanted to give back and be a part of it.”
Ditto is majoring in sports ministry with an athletic coaching minor. “I can work with children, youth and young adults while sharing the Gospel and participating in sports,” she said. After the bachelor’s degree is complete, Ditto plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports administration. She is currently undecided about which school, but she is considering the University of Louisville or the University of Tennessee. Long-term goals include working with a Division I school in their athletic department. “I’m hoping to coach basketball or volleyball,” she said.
The only child of John and Lawanna Ditto, Shajuana Ditto is grateful to her parents and Meade County for all they have done to support her dreams. “I always try to represent Meade County and my family in everything I do,” she said. “This is where my roots are.”
But her strongest supporter, and the one to whom she gives all the credit for her accomplishments, is God. “Without God, I could not even fathom my life,” she said. “All the glory goes to my Lord and Savior. I keep God first, and that’s why my possibilities are endless.”