My daughter has a friend, Lennika Johnson, who is engaged to be married, so I thought following up on my "We can't all be Jack Green" post, I'd post about Lennika.
I first noticed her when the Laurel group had a musical number. The president assumed that the audience would want to hear it based on the social popularity of the girls. She did not even include some of them in on the practices. Think of what they were doing as a three person solo, with the others as back up singers.
Of course the "popular" girls had voices that would qualify as "nice." You know what I mean. Anemic, untrained, ok for part of a choir. Lennika, on the other hand, had (and has) a professional quality voice. But, when they had the number, you couldn't tell. Instead, the group sounded really, really, really good. Someone, on the fly, was doing transparent support and fill, making everyone sound better without calling attention to themselves.
I've heard lots of people just outclass the people they are singing with. Or support, but the support was better than the lead. This was selfless and clean. Probably the best I've ever heard or seen. When faced with people who had excluded her and did not deserve it, she did her best to make them sound better without drawing any attention to herself. If you did not know music and the singers, you would have missed what happened.
I was impressed, it is the thing that sticks out in my mind the most about her. It is so rare to see people willing to let others shine, to support a group, to not take the easy revenge, who have more self control than ego.
Wish her well with her engagement, and hope that her young man supports her the way she has been willing to support others