Graduation year from Legacy: 2017
Number of years you attended Legacy: 7
College/university attending: Texas A&M University
Year in college: Sophomore
Degree plan: Business Management
Scholarships/recognitions/awards for college or while in college: Highest Ranking Graduate Scholarship, Senior Legacy Athlete Scholarship, Choctaw Nation Academic Scholarship
Career/future plans after graduating college: Pursue entrepreneurial business and/or full-time ministry
Extra-curricular activities/organizations while in college: Breakaway, Center for Mission Mobilization, musician on the worship team for Central Baptist Church and Declaration Church, intramural basketball
Jobs while in college: Barista at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
What are you enjoying about your college experience?
College has been a fulfilling and challenging learning experience in many areas. I have cultivated some incredible relationships that I will have the rest of my life. Learning time management and discipline has been very beneficial.
How do you feel your time at Legacy helped prepare you for college?
Legacy taught me how to properly manage my time in order to complete assignments on time and with excellence. It also taught me how to effectively and successfully interact with others.
How was your adjustment to the college schedule based on coming from a university-model school?
The adjustment to college has been challenging in some ways and not as difficult as I thought it was going to be in other ways. The teachers at Legacy had genuine concern for me as a student and as a person. Professors in college don’t possess these attributes. Although that aspect of higher education has been somewhat of a transition, I have enjoyed and adjusted well to the independence and opportunities that being at Texas A&M offers.
What are some of your fond memories/favorite experiences while at Legacy?
Some of my most fond memories and experiences while at Legacy have to be playing team sports, starting a golf program and going on to win state, and graduating valedictorian. I also appreciate the opportunity to play drums in the praise band, and above all am grateful for teachers and coaches who sacrificially invested in me.
If you had to describe Legacy in one or two sentences to somebody, what would you say?
Legacy provides an amazing opportunity to get a taste and feel for higher education while still in high school, while being engulfed in a Christian environment surrounded by parents, teachers, and coaches teaching, training, and investing in you.
How does your spiritual life play a role in your college experience?
My ultimate goal is to reflect Jesus in everything that I do whether, it be sports, school, music, and everyday relationships. While at A&M, the Lord has provided me with many opportunities to do just that. My desire is that I will let Him invade every aspect of my life
Do you feel Legacy helped to grow you spiritually and for doing God’s work?
Being that Legacy is a Christian school, I was surrounded by godly men and women who genuinely sought to point me to Jesus through my education. They were examples of pouring themselves out in order to serve others, which has encouraged me to seek the Lord and to do the same.
Is there anything else you would like to share with Legacy families or those interested in Legacy?
Legacy provides an incredible environment that will not only prepare your child for college, but for life as well! I am grateful for the people who influenced me while at LPCA, the education I received at Legacy, and for the opportunities I have been afforded from my time there.