What Seniors Wanted To Be

Written by Gretchen Nagle, Riley Castellano, and Kennedy Vacca

Throughout their childhood and adolescent years, kids are often asked what they would like to be when they grow up. As years pass, students change their perspective. Seniors were asked what they wanted to be when younger and how that might have changed as they dive into their first chapter of adulthood. 

Daniel Pavolic

Childhood Dream: Be in the NFL.

Adult Reality: Attend East Carolina to major in Marketing.

 

Jaidyn Turner 

Childhood Dream: Be an elementary teacher.

Adult Reality: Attend Randolph College to major in Nutrition.

 

Hope Fahrner

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a doctor.

Adult Reality: Attend University of South Carolina to major in Business or Health Science.

 

Rachel Vaughn 

Childhood Dream: Be a wedding planner.

Adult Reality: Attend Virginia Tech to major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

 

Nathan Favereaux

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a professional baseball player.

Adult Reality: Attend Patrick Henry Community College to major in Kinesiology/sports medicine.

 

Jagger Herring 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a professional soccer player.

Adult Reality: Attend Radford University to major in Elementary Education.

 

Ben Lovingood 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a technician.

Adult Reality: Attend Virginia Military Institute to major in International Studies.

 

Kate Drawbaugh

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a prosecutor.

Adult Reality: Attend Ole Miss to major in Business and Dental Hygiene.

 

Kevin Rockett 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be an astronaut.

Adult Reality: Attend James Madison University to major in Secondary Education. 

 

JD Robinson

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a lawyer.

Adult Reality: Attend Virginia Wesleyan University to major in Business.

 

Nolan Pettit 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a teacher. 

Adult Reality: Attend Elizabethtown College to major in Data Science.

 

Callie Parsons 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be an FBI agent.

Adult Reality: Attend University of Tennessee to major in Interior Design.

 

Maya Lombardo 

Childhood Dream: Wanted to be a surgeon.

Adult Reality: Attend University of Virginia to major in Psychology.