Mizzou had always been my dream school growing-up. Now it seems surreal to actually be a freshman at the University. I grew up in Bonne Terre, Missouri; a small mining town located about an hour south of St. Louis. My graduating class consisted of fewer than 200 students so it is very exciting getting to meet all the new people here. Throughout high school, I sang in the school chamber and concert choirs, held an above 4.0 GPA, and helped the community through Student Council activities.
I chose Mizzou because I wanted to pursue a major in animal sciences. It also helps that the college is not far from home so I can see my family often. My family is very important to me. I was raised by my grandparents and helped care for my little brother while growing-up. I didn’t have much growing-up but my grandparents always made sure that my brother and I had most of everything we wanted.
I plan to major in animal sciences with a minor in captive wild animal management and possibly pre-journalism. I look forward to working for Corner Post to captivate my audience and help start up my writing career.