Shelby is ready to start her senior year! She is full of energy and loves painting and reading, and she reads a lot! I loved talking to Shelby about her favorite books and things to paint. Shelby, I hope your senior year is a blast!
What are your favorite activities?
I have played volleyball year-round for almost ten years. I also tutor 3rd grade at Hinkle Creek Elementary. I LOVE to read and paint/draw. I like to shop with my mom and watch movie marathons with my friends on the weekends.
What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?
I am in the top ten percent of my class, as well as National Honor Society. I am an active member of my Spanish Club and Key Club. I designed the button for my school’s “No-Name-Calling” week this past semester.
Do you volunteer your time anywhere?
I tutor at Hinkle Creek Elementary as a part of Key Club. I love the kids there and they love when I come in to help. I also coach a K-3rd grade volleyball team at the local Boys and Girls Club. I intend to become involved with the Hamilton County Humane Society this summer because I absolutely love animals.
What do you do on a typical night out with friends?
My friends and I usually like to relax because we are so busy with our schedules during the week. We typically end up watching TV, baking something, giving each other makeovers, putting pajamas on, and then watching movie marathons until 3am. Sometimes after we do each other’s makeup, we hang a sheet and have mini photo shoots.
What type of music makes you get up and dance?
Everything on the top 100 chart on iTunes makes me get up and dance. I love songs with a very distinct beat that I can dance to with catchy choruses that get stuck in my head all day. I love to rock out in my car with my friends.
Who is your favorite band/music artist?
It is really hard for me to pick a specific band/artist. I love Kelly Clarkson because she has a powerful voice. I also love One Republic because they are mellow but strong. I also love Akon but he hasn’t done much lately.
What movie makes you happy? What movie makes you cry?
Happy – Finding Nemo, Bridesmaids / Cry – A Walk to Remember
What TV show are you addicted to?
SAY YES TO THE DRESS. Again, it goes with the fashion obsession.
Do you have a book you could read over and over?
Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis, THE HUNGER GAMES, Any book that is intense/mysterious. I hate books that are just love stories.
What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?
My mom’s white chicken chili. It is seriously TO DIE FOR.
When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?
I dreamed of being everything. The series went as follows: ballerina, astronaut, vet, librarian, pro volleyball player, fashion designer.
Who are your role models and why?
I absolutely love Tyra Banks because she is a strong woman who has made herself successful despite people who have tried to deter her accomplishments. She also has summer camps for girls who have trouble with self esteem and she teaches them that all girls are beautiful, no matter what. I also love Emma Stone because she is hilarious and represents for the gingers in the world.
What are your hopes/plans for the future?
I am very confused about my future. I recently visited the Art Institute of Indianapolis and it was the first time I felt like I belonged at a college. They taught me that I don’t have to know how to sew and draw to be a fashion designer. I am now interested in fashion design again and maybe attending that school. However, I would also like to go to a college that has a campus and a sports team. I want the typical college experience, but I really have no clue about what I want to study. I hope to be successful in whatever I choose and to someday have a family of my own with kids.
What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?
I want people to think about how I try to be friends with everyone. I try not to judge people based on their appearances and if anyone needs someone to talk to, I’ll be there. I like to make people feel comfortable. I want people to remember how I have friends with all different social groups and I like to make people smile whenever I can.
What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?
I want to make the world a less judgmental place. I want it to be a place where people can be themselves and not feel self-conscience. I also wish I could make the world a better place for animals because they can’t fight for themselves. If no one does, then they have nothing left.