My name is Hope Everingham and I am from Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. However, my family always says we are from all over because my dad is a marine and we move often. In fact, I have moved thirteen different times in my life and am extremely grateful to have spent the last six years in North Carolina. I am a senior at Dixon High School and love all that I am involved with there. I plan to go to a four-year university in North Carolina to study biology to hopefully become a dentist someday. I have a big family of six. My three younger siblings can be wild sometimes but are a big part of my life and I love them. I work as a waitress on some weekdays, but I still have free time which I at home painting, playing tennis, playing with my puppy, and spending time with the rest of my family.
SCHOOL: Dixon High School
NAME: Hope Everingham
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: I plan to attend either East Carolina University or Appalachian State University to major in biology and then go to dental school.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: The most challenging thing about being a senior is doing college and scholarship applications! They take a lot of inner reflection and time to complete but it feels really good when they are all done.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: I would advise underclassmen to not be afraid to show their school spirit. It is actually cool to be involved in clubs and go to sporting events and this is what will help create some of the best memories in high school.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: The highlight of my senior year has been my senior tennis season. I got to get really close with my teammates and me and my doubles partner ended the season getting 4th at our conference tournament.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: In ten years I think I will be a dentist, working to pay off all of my student loans and hopefully starting a family.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: The most influential person in my life is my mom. She is always there for me and I always turn to her for advice and to ask important questions. She has definitely shaped me to be who I am today.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I am unique because I am really passionate. I care a lot about community service which I do through my Key Club that I am president of. This is unique because while many high schoolers are worried about service hours or having things to put on college applications, I am really passionate about giving back and love the joy that it spreads. I also am passionate about art which I love to do in my free time. My favorite types are oil painting and ceramics and I even did a speed painting for my school’s pageant.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: The quote I live by is, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” from Winnie the Pooh. I think this quote is really about cherishing what we have and looking on the bright side of things. That is something I want to be able to do all throughout my life to be able to recognize all that I have to be grateful for even when I have to say goodbye or if things get tough.
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: My family, the goals I have set for myself, my friends, my church, and my puppy.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: I would want to move to Greece because I have seen a lot of movies that are set there and I can really picture myself there. I love islands and am very adventurous, so I think it would be good for me.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: I moved to North Carolina when I was in middle school so I have known most of my classmates a long time but I think a lot of them don’t know that I love art because I am not in any art classes at school and never really show them my pieces.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: I would have to say junior year was my favorite because I got to be with all of my senior friends and was really close with a lot of people. I also got be really involved in school which was fun and different for me especially when I joined the tennis teams. In general, it was a lot less stressful and I didn’t have to worry about college.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: I would take a long range radio with me to first maybe be able to contact nearby ships and also to hopefully get some stations because I love music and that would help pass time.