Julia is the quintessential high-achiever, and I love that about her! She also has a very bright, charming personality. She is graduating from Brentsville District High School, where she participates in the BDHS Stem Club, SGA, and the swim team. Julia also enjoys being part of the dance team, horseback riding, and is active in the local 4-H clubs. “My favorite subject in school is science”, she explained, “I hope to eventually attend NOVA Community, then transfer to Bridgewater College to study Biology.” When I asked her to describe her own personality, she said the words that came to mind were caring, determined, and hardworking, and adds, “My best character trait is caring. I try to always be ready to help someone in need, and go out of my way to do something for someone else, even if it means dropping what I was doing.”Although she doesn’t have much spare time, she enjoys spending it at the barn, or being outside. Julia says in twenty years, she hopes that her classmates will remember the fun memories they made together, like homecoming and prom, and that she can be a role model like Cindy, a woman she looked up to. “Cindy was someone who truly inspired me”, shares Julia, “She passed away this last summer, but she taught me so much that I hope to take with me throughout the rest of my life. She taught me never to give up, no matter what, or how tough things seem. Cindy taught me to be my best self, and to not settle for anything less. She really was one of the strongest, most selfless people I know. I hope I can be like her someday.”
Lastly, Julia shared a piece of advice to incoming freshman: “My advice would be to always be your very best self. Always be you, no matter what anyone else thinks, and always try your hardest in school. High school is a whole four years, which may seem like a long time, but trust me, it will be senior year before you know it!” Julia is right…senior year comes up fast, so be sure to schedule your senior session as soon as you can!