Coming to Ole Miss was not my first option when I started exploring colleges and what I wanted to study. At a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher like my mother, but as I grew and explored my options, I came across journalism and the excitement of the media.
I was exposed to college options and started college tours my freshman year of high school.
Academics always came first in my household, and searching for a college was a big step when continuing that search. I had visited schools in Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, the list goes on and on. Never once did I visit any schools in Mississippi, but something in my heart still made me apply to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi.
I have always been attracted to the South, even though I grew up in…
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