Terry Sanford High School

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  • What accomplishment are you most proud of or what do you want to be remembered for?

    • I am most proud of conducting research and eventually getting my research paper published. My manuscript titled, “The Impact of Grocery Stores’ Marketing Strategies on the Purchasing Decisions of Consumers” was published in Volume 11 Issue 4 of the Journal of Student Research - High School Edition.

    What are your plans after graduation?

    • I will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill and majoring in Biology, placing me potentially on the pre-medical track.

    How many volunteer hours have you accrued?

    • I have accrued 140 volunteer hours.

    Please list your extracurricular activities and tell us about your favorite.

    • My favorite extracurricular activity is Varsity Women’s Lacrosse. The environment is very inclusive and always a fun time with my teammates.


    Do you have a self-statement or a favorite quote that best describes you and your aspirations for the future?

    • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan

    How do you feel the Cumberland County Schools has prepared you for your future?

    • I feel like CCS has given me opportunities like research and collaboration to help prepare me for college and the future ahead of me.


    Is there someone on staff in the school system (a teacher, administrator, coach, etc.) who has made a lasting impression on you? What lesson did they teach you that you will always remember?

    • My lacrosse coach taught me to always have confidence in myself and play the best I can, no matter the outcome.


    What elementary school did you attend (include city and state)?

    • I attended Vanstory Hills Elementary School in Fayetteville, NC.

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