Category: What’s Your Story?

Love for Winter

Love for Winter

Sophomore Hannah O’Neal has an astounding love for animals.  She has seven dogs and is determined to be a marine biologist when she grows up.  O’Neal has had many people and pets in her life to help influence who she is today through her struggles.   O’Neal has not always wanted to be a marine biologist,  her love came from […]

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Nich the Softy

Nich the Softy

At the base of the mountain he wondered, why did I run away and not try to fix things? Then he was given a choice which would change his future forever, shaping who he is today. When freshman Nich Wilson was 7 years-old, he went on a vacation to the mountains. Though he looks up to his brother, they don’t […]

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Musician in the Making?

Musician in the Making?

Freshman Danielle Jones has an extreme passion for music. She plays multiple instruments and aspires to be a musician as an adult. Jones has had many people influencing her throughout her life. Her love for music started from an early age from someone who has been in her life from the start. “The thing that influenced my love for music […]

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BEACH BUM

BEACH BUM

Excitement was all around, it was the Fourth of July at Emerald Isle. Freshman Kara Baker was ready for the day. On a picture perfect day, sun out shining, kids that night were running all around, music blaring, decorations everywhere. Everyone was setting up for tonight, finding their place on the crowded beach. Everyone could not wait to see the […]

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My First Concert

My First Concert

People everywhere, adrenaline rushing through her, excitement in the air.  Freshman Skye Blizzard was about to go to her first concert.  It was the summer of 2013, school had just released for the summer. Fall Out Boy was one of Blizzard’s favorite bands.  She had no idea what to expect out of this concert, nervous but excited at the same […]

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Her hero

Her hero

It was early in the morning when freshman Briana Guerra felt a gentle kiss on the forehead. She opened her eyes and smiled. It was her father waking her up. According to Guerra, her dad has been the most important person in her life. She appreciates him very much. He is the person that she can always run to. She always […]

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How one junior’s family has affected her

How one junior’s family has affected her

“I get really upset when someone starts judging someone by the way they look. You obviously don’t know their backstory, so don’t start judging them.” Junior Shaylynn Arruda learned this from her mom. Her family has taught her many life lessons, and Arruda has also helped family members herself. One way Arruda has helped her family a lot is when she […]

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The Author

The Author

While other students work part time jobs, senior Emily Gales is already focused on her lifelong career. “I want to be a young adult author. I always liked writing short stories for English class and I realized I could actually write a novel if I wanted to. I’m currently writing a novel,” Gales said. Gales novel is the first in […]

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Early Morning Drive

Early Morning Drive

Waking up before 7 a.m. for a 15 minute drive to school can be tough for some students, but for senior Mikayla Pittman the trip is four times as long. “Something interesting about me is that it takes me about an hour to get to school everyday,” said Pittman. “Ever since kindergarten, I’ve been transferred to the West Johnston district […]

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Wrestling Success

Wrestling Success

With a loud ‘thump’ junior Thad Wilkerson’s opponent slams against the mat. The referee holds up Wilkerson’s hand and the crowd erupts in applause. Another match, another victory. “I didn’t really start to get into [wrestling] until the summer of my freshman year. I went 12 and 3 last year,” said Wilkerson. “It’s not about the actual match. It’s about […]

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