You are one of the recipients of a scholarship from Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe's Education and Charity Ball. What does that mean to you?
Winning this scholarship could mean just another scholarship to some, but not to me. This means almost everything to me. It shows that the committee and the community believes that I can become something great.
What do you plan to study when you leave Chattahoochee Valley Community College?
I plan on going to my dream school Auburn University to study Industrial Design.
You have changed your mind about majors several times. Why?
I thought I had it all planned out. I actually wanted to get a degree in radio and television.
After I visited an editor at Alabama Public Television, I then knew that I did not need a degree to become an editor. The editor I spoke with had a degree in Psychology. Over time I figured out that I wanted to create something that people could use, just like Steve Jobs did. Industrial Design is the best way I can do that.
How is Phenix City changing and evolving?
Phenix City is the greatest city in the world. It has changed over the years. I would have never thought that we would have something like rafting in this city. As a toddler, the only thing to do in Phenix City was to go to Idle Hour Park and play on the playground. Now there is a splash pad for the little ones to go play in. We went from Sin City to Positively Phenix City. With all of these changes going on, we are growing closer and closer together. I believe our saying as a community should be We Are Phenix City.
What is the best-kept secret in the Chattahoochee Valley?
The best kept secret is not at all a secret. It has been in front of us this whole entire time. It is the community that we live in. The people around us want to see each other succeed. I love that. That is the biggest reason why I did not do what all of my friends did and move away for college. We have great colleges in this area. Why not utilize them? I love the Chattahoochee Valley area. I love Phenix City.