Family members: Paul (dad), Julie (mom), Nici (sister), Andrew and Daniel (brothers)
Favorite subject(s): My favorite subject is English because I love reading and writing. Learning why great works of literature are considered great fascinates me. I also love my theology class because it changes my perspective on morality and life in a positive way.
Activities: Key Club president, varsity girls’ soccer, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Student Council Senior Board secretary, managing editor of school newspaper (The Crusader), National Honor Society, Language Honor Society, Poetry and Writing Club, Mini-THON
Next steps: I would like to go to a four-year college or university, majoring in marketing with English-related minors.
Career goals: I would love to have a career in business in which I can be imaginative and use my creative side.
Heroes: My heroes are my parents because they are the kind of people I want to be – compassionate, loving, successful, understanding, intelligent, generous, hard-working, and so much more. They have built the kind of life and family I’d want to have someday. Career-wise, J.K. Rowling would be my hero. My dream is to be as successful a writer as she is and to impact the world with literature in the way that she has. She’s created a world full of magic and wonder that has only grown with time. I’d hope just one person is as impacted by and loves my stories as much as I was impacted by and loved hers.
Hobbies: Writing stories, playing guitar, reading, spending time with family and friends
Likes: Ice cream, movies/TV, driving, Shawn Mendes
Dislikes: Getting up early, heavy textbooks, an empty gas tank
Greatest accomplishment (so far): In 2014, I won a writing contest with my short story at the Young Adult Fest at Palmer Library.
Advice for peers: Appreciate all the people and experiences that come into your life. Even if you don’t like the people or they don’t stay and even if the experiences are painful ones, appreciate and cherish them anyway. Everything and everyone can teach you something.
Julia Swan coordinates student profiles for the Bethlehem Press. Student profile subjects are selected by faculty and administration at the individual schools.