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Personal Background In High School

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Personal Background I was born into a middle-class family in Morristown, Tennessee. My childhood was spent mostly living with my grandparents, whom I adore. I thrived when it was just my siblings and I in my grandparent’s house. However, during my middle school years things got derailed due to decisions of my biological parents and I was adopted into a wonderful family in Jonesborough in 2010. This was partly my decision, but mostly for the well-being of myself and my younger brother. Due to my background, I was exposed to drugs, alcoholism, and addiction at a young age. However, my past is not a bad thing. I am very grateful for it because it has made me stronger and more appreciative of the environment and community I am involved in now. Moving to Jonesborough began a new chapter for me. I started playing school sports and gained another younger brother with one more on the way. I believe these things played a big part in helping the transition go smoothly. After I got through my middle school years, I attended David Crockett High School and built a strong support system. I got involved in clubs, sports, and different friend groups. I built an additional support system my junior year of high school when I started a career at Chick-fil-A. I ended my High School career as Salutatorian and being a semester ahead in college. After this chapter of life I began my journey at East Tennessee State University. The fall after my freshman year I had the opportunity to spend 3
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