My name is Brianne and I am a senior at Arendell Parrott Academy. I live in Goldsboro, North Carolina with my parents, three older brothers, our dog Leo, and our cat Cookie. I am captain of the swim team, president of National Honors Society, a presidential service scholar, a member of Cum Laude Society, a member of the Spanish club, an AP scholar with distinction, and an active member of Goldsboro Civic Ballet. I take classes at Goldsboro Ballet four days a week, work as a teaches assistant two days a week, and have rehearsals or performances nearly every other weekend. Despite the enormous amount of time taken by dance, I still allot time for my studies. Currently I am at the top of my class, on track to be valedictorian. My favorite high school experience has been my school’s mission trip to Washington, D.C., in the spring of my junior year. I was selected along with a handful of other students to serve the homeless community there, and it was life-changing. In the fall, I will be continuing by education at Clemson University as a member of their honors college. I plan to major in biochemistry or genetics with a minor in Spanish, and go off to medical school. I love kids, and plan to be a pediatrician with some sort specialization in Neo-natal care or genetic diseases. I am beyond excited for the next chapters in my life. Go tigers!
SCHOOL: Arendell Parrott Academy
NAME: Brianne Cregan
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: Clemson University (Calhoun Honors College)
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Deciding where to go from here! The future is uncertain and choosing where to step next is scary.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: Enjoy high school while you’re there. Stop thinking about what comes next and just enjoy all the perks of high school.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: Dance. This year I’m luck enough to be at my studio at least Monday to Friday and every other weekend and I love every minute of it.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Hopefully in residency, learning from a pediatric specialist, and making kids healthier every day.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My best friend, Jasmine. She always encourages me to be me and pushes me to be a go-getter.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I dance. School and sports are important, but the arts have allowed me to explore different parts of myself and be something bigger than me.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: Take more chances. Dance more dances.
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: Family, Education, Dance, Religion, and Friends.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Greece because its breathtaking and full of history.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I am from Pennsylvania. I was not born in North Carolina.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: Junior year.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: a house