It was April 27, 2014 a very dreary Sunday when I interviewed my sister, Naomi Leonard. She was wearing a green sweater, blue jeans, and dark green flats. We were both sitting very comfortably on a couch when I interviewed her. Naomi is 17 and a senior in high school.

INTERVIEWS ALEATOIRE: Prom is coming up, you’re about to graduate, and you are a senior. Are you excited?

NAOMI LEONARD: Yeah, I’m excited! I’m kinda anxious though, about school, going to college. ‘Cause this will be my first time away from my family and being the new kid so — but I’m excited to go to college and get out of high school.

INTERVIEWS ALEATORIE: Are you ready for college?

NAOMI LEONARD: Yeah, I think I’m ready for college. I’m ready to graduate, I’m ready to begin a new experience and yeah.

IA: Are you scared?

NL: Like I said, I am kinda nervous, but I know this experience will help me to become a better person, mature me, and make me more independent. So, I’m ready for it.

IA: What college are you going to and tell me about it?

NL: Well, the college that I’m going to is a private Seventh-Day Adventist institution it is called Southern Adventist University and it’s only a three thousand students, but I think it’s gonna be a good setting. It’s not as huge as like public universities. I think it’ll have a more homey feeling and yeah.

IA: Do you think Southern is going to help you have a better relationship with God?

NA: I believe so, like when I visited it, it seems like you know, being a Christian and having a relationship with God is a very important part in Southern; like they see it as very important, you know worshiping God and having a good relationship with Him. So, that was one of the reasons why I picked Southern. ‘Cause if I — I think if I go to a public school I wouldn’t be as close with God, I think Southern will allow me to have a closer relationship with God and being more comfortable saying that I am a Christian.

IA: What are you going to school for?

NA: Well, currently I’m gonna major in Biomedical Sciences for premed, but, um, it might change. Just hope that if I change it, I change it freshmen year.

She actually answered my next question which was: Will you major ever change? So she went on to say.

NA: Yeah, well I just hope — like — like what I said I don’t want to change my major in the middle of like my four years in college ’cause I don’t wanna have so much debt. So, I pray that if I change my major it’ll be freshmen year.

 

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