Asia Melanie Adams (1983-2004)
West Chester University, Class of 2005
Asia attended a small nurturing private elementary school called St. Barnabas. She then later attended Fitler Academics Plus Middle School. It was here, encouraged by her favorite teacher, Asia developed an endless love for literature, reading three and more books weekly. She loved writing, always chronicling her thoughts and life observations. She played jazz piano, flute and loved modern dance. Graduating Fitler Academics Plus at the top of her class, highest honors earned her a full academic scholarship to attend the prestigious William Penn Charter (the oldest Quaker school in America). Asia had an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and community service. She tutored and befriended children at Southern Homes for Children. She volunteered at The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and served as member of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Youth Opportunities Council. When she graduated Penn Charter in 2001, Asia was awarded the Board of Governor’s full academic scholarship to attend West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania. She majored in psychology with a minor in women’s studies. At WCU she mentored incoming students in support of their successful transition to university life. Asia would have graduated WCU in May 2005, with plans to obtain her Master’s degree in nursing at Howard University.
Tragically, on November 7, 2004 Asia was brutally tortured and murdered by a man she was dating and his friend. Asia’s dreams to embark on her passion to work with children in support of their psychological, physical, emotional and sociological health are now, forever, stolen from this earth. The Asia Adams Save OUR Children Foundation has undying passion to make a difference in the lives of children in need. In honor of Asia’s infectious smile and indomitable spirit we will always strive to improve the health and welfare of OUR Children.