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CHELSEY ROGERS

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I have a degree in political science and I will start law school in August. I hope to become a prosecutor and eventually run for office after graduating.

2. What are three of your favorite things?
My favorite color is pink, my favorite book is The Handmaid’s Tale, and my favorite place is Madrid.

3. Why did u want to become part of the Lions dance team?
I was a member of the Columbus State dance team while in college and it dancing brings so much joy into my life that I knew I needed to find a way to continue to dance after graduation.

4. What 3 words do you think best describe you?
Energetic, driven, and enthusiastic


AMANDA PAYNE


1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
 I’m a local and travel bartender, and I am finishing emt/paramedic school. I love helping people and having fun. I get to work different events as a bartender that open up tons of possibilities and social connections,and as a medical professional ,knowing that I’m helping a family with piece of mind that their loved one is going to get care, means the world to me.

2. Are you in college and if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
 I start my EMT refresher course in March, and I plan to finish my paramedic course by next year.

3. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
My grandfather was and even though he’s not here anymore, he’s still the biggest influence in my life. I constantly ask myself “What would Poppy think of this?”. He’s my hero, had the best life advice, and shot it straight. He never sugar coated anything with me.

4. Where do you see yourself and your life in five years?
In 5 years, I want to be working full time as a medic, married, and have more additions to the puppies I already have.


MORGAN ASHLEY

1. What is your job profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I am a receptionist/vet technician. I’ve always had a passion for the well being of animals, so working with and caring for animals is a huge accomplishment for me.

2. What are your three favorite things?
My family, the beach, and coffee.

3. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place?
I am originally from Texas and miss being close to family.

4. Why did you want to become part of the Lion’s dance team?
I have been dancing since I was in elementary school, and it’s just something I have enjoyed doing. I love that I am able to express myself through dance.


KARRISA BOTSET

1. Where are you orginally from and what do you miss most about that place?
I grew up in New Jersey. Want I miss the most is the food! Porkroll, bagels, and pizza.

2. If you are watching TV what are you most likely watching?
Binge watching anything that is put onto Hulu and Nexflix.

3. What are three of your favorite things?
-My three fur children (Tiberius, Theo, and Paisley)
-Painting
-Hot Yoga and Lyra


COURTNEY SMITH

1. What three words I think best describe me?
God fearing, Ambitious, and Genuine.

2. Why did I want to become a part of the dance team?
I have a passion for dance with hopes of having my own dance studio one day.

3. Where do I see myself in 5 years?
I see myself as a Registered Nurse in a healthy marriage. I see myself as a home owner with a dance studio to train younger girls.

4. Who was the most influential person in my life growing up and why?
My grandmother. She taught me how to be independent, strong, and most of all about supporting your family.


MAYLANI CONLEY

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I plan on serving our country by joining the Army. My father was also in the Army and has a major impact on my life.

2. Are you in college and if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
I currently attend Columbus Technical College and I am dual majoring in Medical Billing & Coding and Health Care Assistant.

3. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
Growing up I always looked up to my parents, they’ve always been involved in my life and has always supported me in everything I wanted to do.

4. What are three of your favorite things?
-My favorite color is red
-I love Korean food
-Running, dancing and overall staying active are my favorite things to do.


CHAKEYLA BALDWIN

1. Are you in college? And if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
Yes. Columbus State University. Psychology with a minor in Business

2. What are three of your favorite things? Spending time in nature, eating out with family and friends, and play days with my little girl

3. What three words best describe you?
Adventurous, Nature lover, Spiritual

4. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place? In originally from Union Springs, Alabama. What I miss most about my hometown is the family cookouts. Good food, fun times, and being with my love ones.


SHARESKIA WILLIAMS

1. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
My grandmother because she was always encouraging me to try new things even if I was terrified and also told me that everything I want in life is always possible.

2. What are three of your favorite things? 
My favorite color is green, I love designing custom gifts, and I love dancing.

3. Name a movie or song that best describes you or your life and why?
Song: 1999 by Prince. I love to live and enjoy my life in the moment and not letting a day go by regretting not doing something I wish I should have done.

4. What 3 words do you think best describe you?
Energetic, Creative, and Loving!


MADELINE BRIGGS

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I am currently a sergeant in the US Army. I have served as a cryptologic linguist for the last six years in Augusta, GA, and I am currently participating in the Army Green to Gold Program at Columbus State University. I decided to enlist because I wanted to learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and travel the world. The Army has fulfilled on each of those and so much more.

2. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
The most influential person in my life growing up was my grandfather. He was a man of few words and strong character. Though always on the move, he consistently made time for his loved ones. He taught me to fish, drive, and the value of a good book.

3. Where do you see yourself and your life in five years?
In five years, I hope to be an Army aviator or a Platoon Leader in a Combat Arms unit. Wherever I am in the world will be fine by me so long as I have my two Bernese Mountain Dogs.


KHAEZHONA MILLER

1. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place? Pageland South Carolina and what I miss most is my Family and lifelong Friends

2. What 3 words do you think best describe you? Outgoing , Mommy, Lover


3. Why did u want to become part of the Lions dance team? Being apart of this team gives me the opportunity to meet new people and connections while building friendships with ladies that enjoy dancing as well as me.

 
















 

 

CHELSEY ROGERS

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I have a degree in political science and I will start law school in August. I hope to become a prosecutor and eventually run for office after graduating.

2. What are three of your favorite things?
My favorite color is pink, my favorite book is The Handmaid’s Tale, and my favorite place is Madrid.

3. Why did u want to become part of the Lions dance team?
I was a member of the Columbus State dance team while in college and it dancing brings so much joy into my life that I knew I needed to find a way to continue to dance after graduation.

4. What 3 words do you think best describe you?
Energetic, driven, and enthusiastic


AMANDA PAYNE


1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
 I’m a local and travel bartender, and I am finishing emt/paramedic school. I love helping people and having fun. I get to work different events as a bartender that open up tons of possibilities and social connections,and as a medical professional ,knowing that I’m helping a family with piece of mind that their loved one is going to get care, means the world to me.

2. Are you in college and if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
 I start my EMT refresher course in March, and I plan to finish my paramedic course by next year.

3. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
My grandfather was and even though he’s not here anymore, he’s still the biggest influence in my life. I constantly ask myself “What would Poppy think of this?”. He’s my hero, had the best life advice, and shot it straight. He never sugar coated anything with me.

4. Where do you see yourself and your life in five years?
In 5 years, I want to be working full time as a medic, married, and have more additions to the puppies I already have.


MORGAN ASHLEY

1. What is your job profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I am a receptionist/vet technician. I’ve always had a passion for the well being of animals, so working with and caring for animals is a huge accomplishment for me.

2. What are your three favorite things?
My family, the beach, and coffee.

3. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place?
I am originally from Texas and miss being close to family.

4. Why did you want to become part of the Lion’s dance team?
I have been dancing since I was in elementary school, and it’s just something I have enjoyed doing. I love that I am able to express myself through dance.


KARRISA BOTSET

1. Where are you orginally from and what do you miss most about that place?
I grew up in New Jersey. Want I miss the most is the food! Porkroll, bagels, and pizza.

2. If you are watching TV what are you most likely watching?
Binge watching anything that is put onto Hulu and Nexflix.

3. What are three of your favorite things?
-My three fur children (Tiberius, Theo, and Paisley)
-Painting
-Hot Yoga and Lyra


COURTNEY SMITH

1. What three words I think best describe me?
God fearing, Ambitious, and Genuine.

2. Why did I want to become a part of the dance team?
I have a passion for dance with hopes of having my own dance studio one day.

3. Where do I see myself in 5 years?
I see myself as a Registered Nurse in a healthy marriage. I see myself as a home owner with a dance studio to train younger girls.

4. Who was the most influential person in my life growing up and why?
My grandmother. She taught me how to be independent, strong, and most of all about supporting your family.


MAYLANI CONLEY

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I plan on serving our country by joining the Army. My father was also in the Army and has a major impact on my life.

2. Are you in college and if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
I currently attend Columbus Technical College and I am dual majoring in Medical Billing & Coding and Health Care Assistant.

3. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
Growing up I always looked up to my parents, they’ve always been involved in my life and has always supported me in everything I wanted to do.

4. What are three of your favorite things?
-My favorite color is red
-I love Korean food
-Running, dancing and overall staying active are my favorite things to do.


CHAKEYLA BALDWIN

1. Are you in college? And if so where and what degree are you currently obtaining?
Yes. Columbus State University. Psychology with a minor in Business

2. What are three of your favorite things? Spending time in nature, eating out with family and friends, and play days with my little girl

3. What three words best describe you?
Adventurous, Nature lover, Spiritual

4. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place? In originally from Union Springs, Alabama. What I miss most about my hometown is the family cookouts. Good food, fun times, and being with my love ones.


SHARESKIA WILLIAMS

1. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
My grandmother because she was always encouraging me to try new things even if I was terrified and also told me that everything I want in life is always possible.

2. What are three of your favorite things? 
My favorite color is green, I love designing custom gifts, and I love dancing.

3. Name a movie or song that best describes you or your life and why?
Song: 1999 by Prince. I love to live and enjoy my life in the moment and not letting a day go by regretting not doing something I wish I should have done.

4. What 3 words do you think best describe you?
Energetic, Creative, and Loving!


MADELINE BRIGGS

1. What is your career profession and what or who may have influenced you to choose that as your career?
I am currently a sergeant in the US Army. I have served as a cryptologic linguist for the last six years in Augusta, GA, and I am currently participating in the Army Green to Gold Program at Columbus State University. I decided to enlist because I wanted to learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and travel the world. The Army has fulfilled on each of those and so much more.

2. Who was one of the most influential people in your life growing up and why?
The most influential person in my life growing up was my grandfather. He was a man of few words and strong character. Though always on the move, he consistently made time for his loved ones. He taught me to fish, drive, and the value of a good book.

3. Where do you see yourself and your life in five years?
In five years, I hope to be an Army aviator or a Platoon Leader in a Combat Arms unit. Wherever I am in the world will be fine by me so long as I have my two Bernese Mountain Dogs.


KHAEZHONA MILLER

1. Where are you originally from and what do you miss most about that place? Pageland South Carolina and what I miss most is my Family and lifelong Friends

2. What 3 words do you think best describe you? Outgoing , Mommy, Lover


3. Why did u want to become part of the Lions dance team? Being apart of this team gives me the opportunity to meet new people and connections while building friendships with ladies that enjoy dancing as well as me.