Meet Mallory:

My favorite thing to do outside of school is play volleyball. I have been playing volleyball since I was 9 and it has taught me what it means to lead, communicate, and grow beautiful relationships with the girls on my team. My favorite community service I do is working with my high school social worker every week to make food packs for the students in our school. It’s an awesome way to stay connected to my peers, while also getting to help a small amount in my own special way. I plan on attending John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas! It’s a beautiful campus and as soon as I arrived it felt like home. My family is the best part of my life. I have two younger sisters in 8th and 10th grade and two amazing parents who worked hard to give me the best life I could ask for! A fun fact about myself if I’m ambidextrous. Not all the way, but I write with my left hand and I play volleyball with my right hand!


Why have you chosen a career in nursing?

I chose a career in nursing because of the servant atmosphere. As long as I can remember any time someone was struggling or needed my help in any way I wanted to step in and protect them. It is super easy for me to connect with kids and I know it’s a calling in my heart to be a nurse!

What are you looking forward to in college?

What I am looking forward to in college are the new connections and challenges I will face on my own! I chose a school that was far enough away that I would branch out and learn new things independently. It’s really fun to imagine the idea of being a nurse, but to actually focus fully on nursing and be pushed past my limits will be so awesome for me! I can’t wait for my new classes and the environment I will get to be in!

What is your favorite high school memory?

My favorite high school memory is when I packed a whole mini van full of girls and we drove to Columbia to watch our football team take home a state championship. My favorite part wasn’t even the game, but the car ride there where I got to know my best friends on a new level!

Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my mama. She works so hard in every aspect of life to give me the best opportunities! Even when she has had a hard day or a lot going on she makes time to listen to me when I am struggling and says exactly what I need to hear every time! She has made me the person I am today and I could not be more grateful!

What advice would you give to the next senior class looking to pursue a career in nursing?

I would tell next senior class pursuing nursing to take their time when choosing their school. It is so easy to get caught up in the hurry of senior year, but pick the place that feels like home. Enjoy your last moments of high school and keep the nursing spirit of kindness, service, and genuineness towards all, even before you become an actual nurse!

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