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Spotlight: Crockett's Roy says 'family comes first'

Douglas Fritz • Apr 15, 2018 at 5:04 PM

This is the fifth segment of our spring sports Scholar Athlete Spotlight, a chance for some of today’s brightest high school athletes to answer several random questions. Some of the questions will be challenging, some will be light-hearted, and some will be serious.

The Breanna Roy File

Senior at David Crockett High School

Track and field, 1,600-meter run

• GPA: 4.068

• ACT: 25

• Favorite movie: 4 Minute Mile

• Favorite song: “Whatever it Takes” by Imagine Dragons

• People I Admire: Mom and Dad

• College choice: The University of Tennessee at Martin

Interesting Facts

• Enjoys helping with middle school track meets

• Likes to help Tri-Cities Youth Athletics by coaching children during the summer track program

• Enjoys hiking and camping

• Favorite school subjects are biology and chemistry

The Four Questions

1. As part of a study on the effect of television on young adults’ minds, you will be required to watch episodes of one series for 12 consecutive hours each day for seven straight days. Your choices are: “The Andy Griffith Show,” “24,” “House” and “Seinfeld.” Which show would you pick and why?

“I would pick ‘House’ because the doctor inspires me to become the person I would like to be when I graduate college,” said Roy. “I’m hoping to be in the same profession to where I am helping people.”

2. Out of the blue, your high school has been shut down for the remainder of the school year. In order to graduate, you must finish your senior year at another school. What school would you attend, and how would you try to fit in with your new classmates?

“If David Crockett was suddenly shut down, I would probably attend Daniel Boone. Even though we are rivals, they’re no different from Crockett. I would try to fit in with my new classmates by looking for people who have the same interests as I do, such as my sports, and who have similar expectations and goals in life.”

3. Two days after you earn your master’s degree, a Fortune 500 company calls and offers you a one-time chance at a six-figure salary position — complete with world travel, extended vacations, upward mobility, contracted and guaranteed for 15 years. Later that same day, you are offered a low-salary job in the family business that paid for your education and needs your expertise to survive. Which job do you take and why?

“I would have to choose the family business. Even though the Fortune 500 is giving me everything anyone could ever dream of, family comes first. I couldn’t let my family’s business go down when they helped pay for my education. My dad owns his own business with his brothers, and if they ever needed help I would be happy to help them. I’ve seen many family businesses in my life go out of business, and I wouldn’t want my family’s business to be one of them.”

4. Lester Holt visits your home town and selects you for a live interview on NBC Nightly News. He asks you: What can the Class of 2018 do to make the next generation’s world a less-violent place?

“The Class of 2018 can do a lot to make the next generation’s world a less-violent place. We need to show the next generation how to be more open-minded and have respect for others. We need to teach them patience and to accept responsibility for actions they may have done. We need to show them they need to accept one another no matter the circumstances or differences.”

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