The photo was taken in March of 2015. This QHS Drum Major was president of her senior class, a National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, and Beta Club member, as well as a scholar in the National Society of High School Scholars, while she was also holding down a part-time job and maintaining excellent grades.
In May of 2015 she graduated from Quitman High School, but we caught up with Brittany Brown this summer. Brown was able to write an article for our Panther News magazine between her involvement in Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate scholars, Gamma Beta Phi, Lambda Sigma, Freshman Council, UM Gospel Choir, UM Fashion Society, MPower, UM Allies, MOST Mentoring Program, iTeam, CONNECT Mentor, Pride of the South marching band, Symphonic Band, Black Student Union, Latin American Student Organization, writing for the Daily Mississippian, and acting as an Orientation Leader at the University of Mississippi.
When asked if she had time to write an 800 word article on what she had learned during her freshman year in college, Brittany did not hesitate to respond.
“Great!! I’m super excited. I can’t wait to get this started!
What is the first and most important thing that I can do to help get this moving?
I will be in town this weekend, so we can discuss this and further clarify any questions and discuss how we can create this AWESOME piece of work.”
Then, when she turned in the work at least a couple of weeks before the deadline,
“I just finished the article!! It is attached below. I know it’s quite early, but I want to allow time for proofreading and improvement. I am still gathering photos. Please let me know what you think; I am open to all criticism and advice.”
Brittany is majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in anthropology at The University of Mississippi. When we talk to her now we can’t help but consider what she said back in March of 2015,
“State Auditor Stacey Pickering once told me, ‘Find people you admire and be like them.’ Now I tell people, ‘If there are young people who you think are successful at something, either in school or with their income, try to figure out what they are doing and do it yourself. It is what I have done.”
Want to emulate what Brittany Brown did during her freshman year of college? You can read all about it on page 15 of the Panther News magazine here.