Category: What’s Your Story?

The Freshman Conspiracy Theorist

The Freshman Conspiracy Theorist

On a dark and clear night, a few years ago, freshman William Ivey looks up into the starry night, and something catches his eye. It’s a slow moving, flashing light across the night sky. He looks to the internet and realizes others see it, too. It was on this night that Ivey found his passion that he would follow for […]

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For Sale to Sold

For Sale to Sold

Who knew that watching TV shows could influence one’s passion? Well for Gabriella Beaton, it did just that. Now she’s planning her whole career to become what she’s always wanted to be — a real estate agent. When Beaton started watching TV shows on HGTV, like “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Million Dollar Listing,” when she was young, she […]

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The Doctor is In

The Doctor is In

Doctors are very valued in society and for freshman Alyssa Reyes, it’s what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She wants to be a doctor and is passionate about her dream. Having a family member in the medical field has inspired this young Johnston County girl. “I found being a doctor really interesting,” Reyes said. “My […]

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Computer Glory

Computer Glory

Junior Ashley Short has been into photography and art her whole life. Little did she know graphic designing was her favorite. Combining photography with basic art makes her happy. Graphic design is a combination of words and pictures to create visuals that we see everyday, for example movie posters, magazines, book covers, and ads. Wanting to change her future is […]

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Taking The Stage

Taking The Stage

Freshman Stella Stephens often went to musicals when she was young. She loved the dancing and singing and idolized the actors. She was captivated by the art. She wanted to be put in their shoes. Stephens wanted to be the one on the stage in front of over 400 people so that the people in the audience would then want to […]

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Love Hurts

Love Hurts

The excitement rose in Atlanta, Georgia when sophomore Madison Morath and her squad went on stage. They practiced the routine for many hours before performing, but accidents can still happen.  That night was no exception. It was day one of competition when Morath was attempting a stunt where she was required to do a flip. When landing, she hit her […]

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From Hong Kong to North Carolina

From Hong Kong to North Carolina

Sophomore Wing Chun Leung traveled 8,323 miles (17 hours away) from Hong Kong to the United States. Leung is having difficulty being so far from his family. “I can’t usually call home because of time differences and I miss my family a lot sometimes,” Leung said. About 290,000 students receive credit for studying abroad each year. The number of United […]

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Passion For Drawing

Passion For Drawing

Animation and cartoons have been around for years and they have inspired many people to want to draw, freshman Angel Rodriguez is one of them. “With the new technology coming out and movies changing how they look I want to be a part of it,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez has always felt a calling for drawing. As a child, she enjoyed […]

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Changing the Lives of Sharks

Changing the Lives of Sharks

She is running around the house being chased by her sister. Freshman Abby Hall runs into the bathroom to get away from one of her worst fears. Sharks went from terrifying to her strongest passion. “My sister used to chase me around the house with shark pictures. I would run into the bathroom and cry because I was scared,” Hall […]

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Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Saving Animals One Day at a Time

Beaten… burning… ditched. Everyday there is an animal that faces this abuse. Senior Laura Pennachio sees the effect of abuse first hand and does all that she can to make a difference. She works with the assistance of her mom to help find the animals homes and nurse them back to health. While other people may shy away when they see […]

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