Quincy is a senior graduating from J.R. Tucker High School.
Q:What does receiving this scholarship mean to you?
A: It means a lot to me. I was hoping to get an athletic scholarship, and it hasn’t happened yet, so this really helps with my financial situation.
Q: Is there someone in your life that has inspired you to achieve your goals?
A: I would say my mom. Having to see everything she’s had to go through, us having to move from house to house, it has made me push harder in high school and will continue to push me through college and beyond.
Q: What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
A:I like to listen to music, play football, hike, be outside and in nature, spend time with family and friends, collect shoes, working out. I also like to write and read.
Q: Where will you be attending college next year?
A: East Carolina University.
Q: Have you decided on a major? If so, do you have any specific career plans?
A: Most likely in business. I want to do real estate.
Q: What advice would you give younger students facing similar challenges as you?
A: Just try to stay positive. Even if it’s the worst of the worst, tough times don’t last, try to find the light in every situation. If you’re positive and religious, find the light and everything will turn out okay.
Q: What do you consider your strongest character trait?
A: I’m hardworking.
Q: Do you feel that overcoming an obstacle, like you have, has changed you? What lessons have you learned along the way?
A: Yes, I really do. If I didn’t have anything like this happen in my life, I’d be different. I wouldn’t have as much life experience.