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Graduating Class:Graduating Class of 2017
College Acceptance:Chowan University
What year did you start at JPII?
I didn’t start at JPII until this year. It was more of my parent’s decision for to me to start. I was homeschooled for six years and they wanted a good environment change. You know, something small not too big. One of my basketball coaches at the time told me about JPII and we came for a visit and that’s how it all started. I remembering first thinking that it was going to be boring since it was so small but that is not so. I just love the warmth and everybody just makes you feel like a family. When I came here they never judged me, they welcomed me and wanted to get to know me as a person.
What did you do for your Senior Thesis?
I compared Buddhism and Christianity and their belief in eternal life. I found that they believe in two different things and different views on what happens after death. I was interested in the topic because my older brother studied religions and he always talked about Buddhism and I always said whenever I was given the opportunity, I wanted to get to know more about that religion. When we had to pick a thesis topic that was the firth thing that came to mind.
Where are you heading after graduation?
I’m not quite sure yet, but I was thinking about either Louisburg College or Pitt Community College and then transferring to ECU. I do know though that I want to study medicine. I know that JPII has really prepared me for college no matter what I chose, especially with academics. They have taught us how we need to plan our lives and how to multitask when we have a lot of different things going on.
What is one of your favorite memories from your time at JPII?
My favorite memory, oh my gosh, would have to be our senior trip to Washington, D.C. We just had so much fun up there. We had so many laughs and so many memories. We went and saw all the monuments and then we went shopping! It was all of us girls and only one senior boy, he had to go shopping with us.
What is one piece of advice you would leave behind for an underclassman?
You should just work hard, and don’t take life so seriously. You know, you live and you learn. Just enjoy life and live everyday like it’s your last, and surround yourself with good people.