Holly Springs, 5-foot-7, Senior
Academics: 4.67 overall grade-point average on a 4.0 scale
Athletics: 35-2 record in the 120-pound wrestling weight division.
Most impactful book: “ ‘The Sound and The Fury’ by William Faulkner changed the way I feel about reading and writing. It gives you insights into how people think.”
Ideal guest list: J.K. Rowling, President Barack Obama, George Washington.
Add to Mount Rushmore: William Faulkner.
I was fascinated when I learned: “How to write. I figured out that I could write things that other people would read.”
A person that impacted by life was: “Kristy Smith, my eighth-grade math teacher at Holly Ridge Middle School. She took a lot of time with me. She helped give me confidence.”
Wrestling has impacted me by: “Giving me more confidence. I’ve learned to work hard and to be mentally tough. When things happen, you need to be able to handle them.”
A friend: “Listens. Even if you can’t help the situation, listening helps.”
I listen to: “Contemporary Christian because it is a lot more positive than a lot of things on the radio.”
Leading means: “You take time to build relationships. I don’t like to yell. You build a relationship with people and get close to them and you can have an affect on them.”
The most important U.S. document is: “The U.S. Constitution. Most of our country’s decisions are based on the Constitution, or at least they are supposed to be.”