Amelia Brosnahan, North Raleigh Christian softball
College choice: Campbell.
Varsity Sport: Softball.
Overall GPA: 4.563.
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Favorite course: AP Chemistry.
World’s biggest problem: World water crisis. Population and pollution keep increasing, leaving not enough clean water for everyone to drink.
I was fascinated to learn: The intricate design of the human body and how it could have only been made by a creator.
Most inspiring teacher: AP psychology teacher. She taught me so much about the world around me and how the mind works, it makes me treat everyone equal because you may never know their situation in life.
A book that impacted my life was: “Auschwitz.” A true story from the perspective of a Nazi soldier and their thoughts after the whole ordeal was over and he could truly understand the impact of what he was a part of. He also gives details into what really happened at that awful concentration camp.
It’s hard to believe: That the world has evolved to what it is today full of technology and so much innovation.
What epitomizes what a good American should be?: A good American should do anything for their country and be willing to lay their life down to save it. A good American should also use their rights to try and make a change in the economy and politics instead of staying quiet.
My favorite charity is: Alzheimer’s Association.
Best movie: “Titanic.” I know it’s not a real depiction of what really happened a hundred years ago, but it puts in perspective what those people went through on that ship and how they could have let it happen.
Whose life inspires you? My Grandma, after living through the Holocaust as a Jew, she made her way to America and got an education. She is also a born-again Christian, which inspires me because she has seen the horror that could happen in the world and still trusts in Jesus.
Three people you wish you could meet: Leonardo Dicaprio to discuss the warm climate issue, Adolf Hitler to understand why he did what he did in his own thoughts, and Neil Postman: He predicted the world of technology but died before he could see it really happen. I would like to know what he thinks of this fast world today.
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I enjoy speaking Spanish. I may not be good at it, but I love to embrace different cultures all over the world.
I wish I had been there for: The Holocaust. It’s my family’s history and when hearing stories, something always gets lost in translation. I want to know what really happened in those years and thank the thousands of courageous Jews who survived.