What did you do with the medals?
“I put them back in the case and gave them to my mom. I was very excited, and I didn’t want to mess up. When I got one as a freshman, I broke it. I didn’t want to break these. I was too happy and excited.”
Wear the gold to school?
“I wore it back from break. I did, but I put it right back in the case when I got home.”
Realize first for Rams?
“I actually didn’t know until I got back home. They were like, ‘You’ve done a lot this year.’ It was a complete shock to me. I actually didn’t know.”
“I’m working out. I signed with the University of South Alabama as a sprinter and a jumper. I’ll be going down there to run for them. I plan to major in pre-health. I want to be a pediatrician.”
You like kids?
“I love them. I always wanted a sibling. I was an only child for a while, and I got really excited when my parents decided I could have a brother. I got a brother, and I like to help him along. I also help in the daycare at church. I love to help kids and watch them grow and change. It’s just fascinating to me how they grow up and the different things that affect their personalities and their development. It’s exciting.”
Learn to change a diaper?
“I was 4 when he was born. It took me a while. I was like, ‘I have to wipe his stuff, too?’ It took me a little while, but once I learned it, I was willing to do it for my parents.”
“Anatomy and physiology. I like to see how bones and muscles work and different diseases and how they affect your body.”
“Math. I can’t stand calculus. I’m pretty bad at it, too.”
“I’m actually in another club called the Technology Student Association. I worked myself from secretary of the school to the state treasurer and now I’m the national treasurer. I’ll be attending a national conference (in late June) in Orlando, Fla. I’ve been preparing for that. That’s big. That’s 42 states.”
Orlando? Visiting Mickey, too?
“We’re actually going on a Disney cruise right after it. My mom and I are going on it to celebrate my senior year. It’s going to be so much fun.”
Best story about coach Chauncey Shines?
“One day when I first learned how to high jump, I didn’t know how. I was like, ‘Coach Shines, I can’t do this.’ He was like, ‘Yes, you can. Anybody can do it.’ He walked back and he took off running and he didn’t jump. He just kind of glided up under the bar. ‘See, anybody can do it.’ Then he told me to go back and do it. I thought that was the funniest thing for him to try to motivate me to do it and he didn’t even do it.”