SCHOOL: Tarboro High School
NAME: Kearra Shante’ Brinson
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I plan to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: English
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Volleyball
FAVORITE BOOK: Times Arrow
FAVORITE SONG: Not A Pretty Girl by Ani Difranco
FAVORITE BAND: Florence and The Machine
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
FAVORITE MOVIE: Lost and Delirious
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway
FAVORITE FOOD: Black Pepper Chicken
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Sleep
FAVORITE SEASON: Summer
FUN FACT: I love sock-monkeys! I am currently building up a collection.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: I hate to sound like such a typical teenager but it would have to be my cell phone
Academics have always been my main priority. Since the beginning of my junior year I have succeeded in five AP courses. Some of my most memorable academic achievements include scoring a four out of five on my AP English exam, earning an A in my first college class, and placing first in the comprehensive portion of a math competition. My dedication to my studies is evident in all that I have achieved in the last four years.
Throughout the course of my high school career I have participated in track, basketball, and swim but my passion lies in volleyball. Being a captain of the Varsity Volleyball team for both my junior and senior years taught me patience, teamwork, and humbleness. My hard work on the court has been recognized through numerous awards including two MVP awards, two All-Conference recognitions, Rocky Mount Telegrams Second Team All-Area, and Rocky Mount Telegrams First Team All-Area.
My nomination for the Gold Key Award once in kindergarten and again when I was a sophomore in high school shows that I have always been a leader amongst my peers. My major goals within the next ten years include studying abroad, conducting research on the side-effects of Alzheimer’s medications, and earning my Ph.D in Psychiatry.