Wendy's Waiting Child WACH- Shakemia

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Shakemia is 16-years-old and a sophomore in high school.

She likes to go by the nickname â??Shay.â??

While she considers herself shy, Shakemia is serious about her education. Her favorite subjects are English and culinary arts.

Shakemia is learning how to cook and says her favorite dish is chicken.

When it comes to downtime, Shakemia likes to read and run.

When she grows up, Shakemia wants to be a pediatrician.

Shakemia needs a family with patience and kindness. She says sheâ??s looking for a home where everyone respects each other.

For more information about Wendy's Waiting Child WACH, call the South Carolina Department of Social Services at 1-888-227- 3487.