KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Killeen Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its 2016 Debutante Ball on Saturday evening and one high school senior stood out from the crowd.
Zariah Robin, 18, an Ellison High School senior, is one of the 2016 debutantes.
She comes from a Gold Star Family.
Her father, Leonard Robins, was an active duty soldier in Hawaii and later died at Fort Sam when he died of cancer in 2011.
Zariah, who also plays for Ellison's Softball Team, says despite her hurdles and the loss of her father, she continues to push through for herself and her family.
"Every time I accomplish something, I always think of him and I'm thinking constantly," she said.
"I'm doing it for him and my family as well. They've been there to support me and it just feels really good."
Following graduation, Zariah plans to attend Texas Southern University, where she plans to major in biology and psychology and play softball.