Scholar-athlete: Allison Weatherspoon, Cary High soccer

05/12/2014 10:40 AM

02/15/2015 11:19 AM

Allison Weatherspoon

Cary, Soccer

GPA: 4.4

Athletics: Varsity soccer for four years

Book that impacted my life: “Night” (by Elie Wiesel) taught me to appreciate life and the value of family.

Person who has impacted my life: My high school speech teacher (Patrick Jessee) helped me to realize that I want to pursue a career in sports broadcast journalism.

Ideal guest list: Kris Letang, James Dean, Aaron Murray

Add to Mount Rushmore: I wouldn’t add anyone. It’s fine the way it is.

I was fascinated to learn: About World War II and the Holocaust because it opened my eyes to the implications of death and destruction as well as made me appreciate the freedoms I have.

I wish I could have been there for: Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup finals when the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers.

Best U.S. president: John F. Kennedy, because he believed in the equality of all, regardless of race or income level.

A friend is always: The first person to congratulate you when you achieve and the first person to console you when you fail.

Success is: When you look back at the things you’ve done and wouldn’t change anything.

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