My name is Hannah Leigh Brown, and I live in Selma, North Carolina. My immediate family includes my dad, my mom, an older brother, and our lab, Surf. I am a senior at Faith Christian Academy in Goldsboro, North Carolina. At Faith Christian Academy, I am a member of the Christian National Honor Society, Silta Penta Chi Honor Club, and have received the Scholastic Award for the past five years. I have had the privilege of being a Varsity Cheerleader for six years. I am an active member in my church youth group and participate in community service projects weekly. During my free time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends. In the fall of 2019, I will be attending Liberty University to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
SCHOOL: Faith Christian Academy
NAME: Hannah Leigh Brown
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: In the fall of 2019, I will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING TASK AS A SENIOR: Senior year at Faith Christian Academy has been one of the best years of my educational experience. The most challenging task I have faced as a senior has been preparing for the unknown in the coming months. Although I am confident God is directing me to attend Liberty University to pursue a degree in nursing, overcoming the anxiety of leaving a familiar environment, family, and friends has been difficult at times.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UNDER CLASSMEN: My advice to under classmen is to cherish every moment of high school. The years will rapidly come to an end and graduation will be upon you in the blink of an eye. It is important not to take time with classmates and family for granted. Find the right balance between school and social life. Education is essential, but do not allow the stress to consume you and give yourself the opportunity to make unforgettable moments in time. When turning the tassel, you should be able to relish in memories of laughter, tears, and most importantly, love from your years in high school.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR: The highlight of my senior year was a spiritual retreat to The Wilds in Brevard, North Carolina, with my class. Throughout the week, we developed a stronger bond and grew as a family rather than classmates. The desire to be spiritual leaders in our school and wherever our futures lead became evident in our hearts. During the services, we were taught to “unsheathe the Sword” of Christ upon our lives. That week with God and my second family will never be forgotten.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: My desire is to follow God’s will for my life; therefore, in ten years I plan to be serving in the mission field as a registered nurse.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My late great-grandma, Harriet Brown, was and continues to be the most influential person in my life. She loved the Lord and strived each day to honor Him. She prayed for her family daily and instilled in us the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ. I remember her telling me each time I visited with her to “be good.” Today, her words still remind to be good and to do those things which are pleasing to Him.
I AM MOST UNIQUE BECAUSE: I am most unique because I rely heavily on autocorrect. I have been the top student in my class for the past five years, but yet, I still cannot spell.
WHAT IS THE ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY: “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.”
WHAT ARE 5 THINGS YOU VALUE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS POINT IN YOUR LIFE: At this time in my life, I value my relationship with Jesus Christ, my family, my classmates, my friends, and my education.
IF YOU COULD MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: I do not have a specific place that I would like to move. I would like to travel the world and see God’s creation.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOUR CLASSMATES STILL DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU AFTER ALL THIS TIME: My class consists of five boys and seven girls. The girls know everything about me because we have been together for twelve years. The boys know everything I want them to know; so, I will not be telling any secrets today.
WHICH YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WAS YOUR FAVORITE: I cannot remember anything significant that occurred during my freshman year of high school. Unfortunately, sophomore year was very discouraging, and junior year was the most challenging and stressful. Senior year has been the most rewarding and exciting!
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Toilet paper, no explanation needed.