Category: What’s Your Story?

Conflicting Passions

Conflicting Passions

With so many degrees to major in, it can be hard to pick. After considering a career focused on animals, Draven Setterfield changed his mind. A degree in medicine is the path for him. Because he fosters animals, Setterfield initially wanted to become a veterinarian. After reconsidering, he changed his goal to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) instead. “I’m […]

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A Look Through Convertini’s Lens

A Look Through Convertini’s Lens

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the lens of camera. “I was around 13 years old when I got my first pair of glasses. I was nervous about how they would change my vision, but the minute they sat on the bridge of my nose the world was more pronounced with color and shapes,” said senior […]

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Tune into Tyler’s life

Tune into Tyler’s life

Sophomore Tyler Martinez strings together his music career one note at a time. “I have been playing guitar for quite a long time, but I didn’t take it seriously until a few years ago. I have always messed around and played but put it to heart. I was in a band before, and I really want to get back in […]

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All Tied Up in a Story

All Tied Up in a Story

A simple piece of cloth carefully tied and wrapped around a collar can tell a story. Online education instructor, Andrew Goettman, has over 600 ties and they all tell a different and specific tale. “At this point I have [an] excess of 600 ties. I have a tie for every team of the NFL, NBA and MLB, plus ties from […]

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Tie dye Tyler

Tie dye Tyler

  Senior Tyler Denton spends a majority of his time diving and dodging from blasts of color–and it’s all for fun. “I started doing paintball about a year and a half, almost two years, and it’s my favorite thing to do,” Denton said. “Paintball is a thing that once you start doing you don’t want to stop. I love it […]

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Persistent Prendergast

Persistent Prendergast

Broken bones cannot keep sophomore Vienna Prendergast off her feet. Her freshman year, she fractured her tibia during the McAlpine Greenway race in Charlotte, yet received a personal record (PR) for a 5K. The symptoms of a stress fracture came out a week before the race. Prendergast had severe shin splints– her leg was throbbing and swollen. “I almost started […]

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Expression Through Writing

Expression Through Writing

A pencil taps rhythmically on paper. The atmosphere is tranquil, and the room is silent. Suddenly, a thought materializes. Senior Emily Long energetically sits up, eager to write her newfound idea onto paper. After being homeschooled throughout grade school, Long found the need to express herself. Because of this, she decided to take up writing. Her interest in writing grew […]

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Hannah’s Harmonious Hair

Hannah’s Harmonious Hair

Pocahontas paints with all the colors of the wind, but senior Hannah Penny puts them in her hair. “The most interesting thing about me is that I have a ‘weird’ hair color. I have been dying my hair different colors since about eighth grade,” Penny said. The dye in her hair is not to follow a trend, or to stand […]

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Automobile Mania

Automobile Mania

The sun beams down on glimmering metal. A sea of asphalt holds more cars than the eye could count. Cars of all shapes and models– Fords, Jeeps and Chevrolets– sit gloriously in line. For senior Kyle Walker, this is a weekly ordeal. “Outside of school, I go to truck shows and car shows. It’s usually on a Friday or Saturday, […]

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Harmonic Hudson

Harmonic Hudson

  Sophomore Hudson Roberts plays life one note at a time. Roberts has been using his time in middle school and high school to form his talents. “When I came to West Johnston, I joined their marching band and have been with them since the 9th grade. I have been with them for two shows so far and it has […]

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