I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was five years old and a few years ago I earned my Gold Award, which is equivalent to the Eagle for Boy Scouts. In my project, I addressed the issue of literacy awareness in my community. I wrote a children’s book about my town’s history, and talked to little kids at daycares and afterschool programs about the importance of becoming strong readers. This year I have volunteered at the local elementary school with the “Reading Buddies” program, helping children learn to read.
In the fall, I will be attending East Carolina University as part of the Future Pirate Nurse Village. I plan to major in nursing, minor in Spanish, and become a Family Nurse Practitioner. In ten years, I definitely see myself working in the Pediatric ICU at the new Children’s Hospital that is currently being built in Greenville, North Carolina.
SCHOOL: Tarboro High School
NAME: Mallory Byrum
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: East Carolina University
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Biology
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Yearbook
FAVORITE BOOK: Harry Potter series
FAVORITE SONG: Fly Over States- Jason Aldean
FAVORITE BAND: Lady Antebellum
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Grey’s Anatomy
FAVORITE MOVIE: The Prince and Me
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Chad Michael Murray
FAVORITE FOOD: Pork tenderloin
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Go to the beach
FAVORITE SEASON: Summer
FUN FACT: I’m going skydiving for my 18th birthday!
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A boat
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