You get the feeling that Destiny Parker is just warming up.
Parker has a golden voice that shouldn’t belong to a 17-year-old.
“She’ll surprise you with softness,” said Roxane Carrasco. “She’ll also surprise you with the most fierceness.”
Carrasco is one of Parker’s instructors at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills, where Parker is a senior carrying a 4.3 GPA.
Simply listening to her warmup to sing for an NBC 7 camera elicits chills.
“I feel it’s a way for me to feel free and escape from tough days, but I also love doing it for fun,” said Parker.
Parker was accepted to the highly selective Berklee College of Music in Boston and given a full-tuition scholarship for $184,000.
“I screamed and then I screamed to my family, ‘Oh my God! Destiny! Destiny got into Berklee!’” exclaimed Carrasco.
“I didn’t expect any of this,” smiled Parker, who also still appeared overwhelmed by the honor.