My name is Riley Glascoe and I am seventeen years old. I have one younger sister and a dog named Cuddles. My relationship with Jesus is my main focus, with family and friends falling next in line. Although my intellectual abilities help lessen the load of school, all of the due dates manage to consume most of my time and energy, leaving little room for extracurricular activities. I am proud to say that amidst all of the school work I am a dancer at Artistic Dance Academy and also perform in a production called Dance for Christ. When I have spare time, which is rarely ever, I enjoy going on jogs, crocheting, refurbishing old furniture, and reading. I’m a stickler for making old things new and an expert at finding fashionable and comfy clothes at thrift shops. Throughout my high school years, I have given it one-hundred percent and reaped rewards. I was a junior Marshal, a current member of National Honor Society, and Senior Class Treasurer, along with many other honors. I plan to use the gifts Jesus has given me and become a nurse practitioner. I will reach my occupational goal by attending Wayne Community College for one year, transfer to East Carolina University for nursing, and return to ECU to obtain my Master’s Degree. I have truly enjoyed this season in my life and have learned important lessons about how to succeed in every aspect that I will carry with me forever.
SCHOOL: Charles B. Aycock High School
NAME: Riley Glascoe
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I plan to attend Wayne Community College for one year and then transfer to East Carolina University for nursing.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Senior year is challenging, period. It’s a juggling act between classwork, remembering due dates for senior supplies, planning for college, and participating in extracurricular activities, all while trying to figure out how to be an adult.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN: Try to recognize the appropriate number of classes and responsibilities you need rather than drowning yourself in school work and never having time to enjoy high school.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: Prom is definitely the highlight of my senior year. I feel like it’s the last hoorah for the senior class and brings us all together for a really fun night!
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In ten years, I see myself fulfilling my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner and returning to work in my hometown of Goldsboro. I also wouldn’t mind being married, having children, and living in the perfect little farmhouse.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: The basic response to who is the most influential person in my life would be my parents, which is true but not entirely. My parents raised me into a person that I’m proud to be and I couldn’t be more thankful for the standards they have set for me, but I also have a really awesome best friend. Rebekah is pretty, intelligent, and loves Jesus to an extraordinary measure. I’m thankful for her guidance and for helping me through every situation with the outlook of Jesus. I wish I could explain how great of a person she is but no words are great enough.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I’m not one that has exciting, unique talents, but there are a few interesting facts about me. I’m known for my sarcastic humor and people laugh at my jokes even though most of them are lame. I can eat an ungodly amount of food and somehow manage to stay small. I am the queen of finding cheap clothes that are fashionable and comfy. I get little sparks of creative energy and make cool things like blankets, headbands, paintings, wall décor, etc. I have really long hair and am double-jointed. All of these things that are unique to my name, but I’m most proud of my relationship with my boyfriend of four years, considering long-term relationships are as rare as unicorns nowadays.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” -Jesus
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: I value my relationship with Jesus, my family, my relationship with my boyfriend Josh, friendships, and school work.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: I am the pure definition of a hometown girl. My dreams are perfectly capable of being reached right here in Goldsboro. All I need is a little farmhouse in the country that has a good view of the sunset. (Ps: I am not a redneck, even though that made me sound like one. )
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I was scared of the dark until my sophomore year in high school. I guess that is what happens when you only watch Law and Order and Monk.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: Junior year was definitely my favorite year in high school. I was so involved in my school community that I couldn’t help but feel like part of a family. It’s also the year that I realized high school isn’t as scary as it seemed and I could finally enjoy it. Junior year, although hectic, is the year I was able to experience the full ride of high school life without the worries of college and planning the rest of my life.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: I would bring a Bible. Honestly, this question is easy to answer because everything else would fail me, the supply would end, or I would break it. Jesus is the answer, even on deserted islands.