Cumberland Polytechnic High School

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

    • Getting into college is an accomplishment I'm the proudest of right now. I was always scared that I was never smart enough to be accepted, so when I got the letter I was ecstatic.


    What are your plans after graduation?

    • To attend UNC-Greensboro and major in ASL (American Sign Language) Interpretation.


    Have you received any scholarships? If so, please list them, along with the amounts.

    • Spartan Scholarship: $2,200. Chancellor Scholarship: $2,000


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

    • SGA and TRIO UBMS. SGA is my favorite extracurricular activity between the two because I get to experience the process of planning events, leading events, guiding people, and building my leadership skills.


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

    • “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough." —Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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

    • I feel like Cumberland County Schools has prepared me well in the core subjects of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Even so, I would have preferred that as we got older the focus be placed more on life skills than on academic skills.


    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?

    • Mrs. Donna Cobb was my English teacher at CPHS during my sophomore and junior year. She was a great teacher and even helped us prepare for the ACT. But, she always reminded us that school wasn't forever and to take care of ourselves no matter what assignment needs to be done or where you are academically. It felt like someone finally ‘saw’ us (the students) as actual people and not just children she has to deal with.


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

    • Kindergarten: I attended the following elementary schools in Fayetteville, NC: Guy Schools Inc.; The Alpha Academy (1st Grade); Howard Hall Elementary School (2nd Grade); Renaissance Classical Christian Academy (3rd Grade); Capitol Encore Academy (4th Grade); and Westarea Elementary School (5th Grade).

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