Being a princess. Living your own fairy tale . . . what little girl growing up doesn’t want that? Okay, we can name a few who might be a little more interested in being tomboys, but there’s still something compelling about those romantic tales of the daughters of kings. Class of 2013 spokesmodel Carly Grisham might not be official royalty, but she was part of the “royal” court at Carrollton High School’s homecoming this school year, wearing a beautiful ball-gown style dress that made her look like a true princess, and standing in the stadium named after her grandfather. Grisham Stadium- it’s known in the community for its state-of-the-art design and size and, most of all- it’s namesake, Coach Charlie Grisham, the head football coach for the Trojans from 1958-1986 who led the team to 5 state championships. On Carly’s wrist at homecoming was a bracelet made of little football pins that were awarded to her grandfather every time he won a state or region championship. Sounds like a fairy tale, right? Imagine what it must have been like for Carly to stand under those stadium lights as a legacy on her grandfather’s field, being honored on a night rich in tradition for Carrollton High School.
The difference between fairy tales and Carly’s senior year experience? Hers is real! 🙂 “Real” is the appropriate word to use for Carly as a person, too. She is genuine, compassionate, all about making other people feel amazing, and, of course, so much fun! No matter how many football pins were added to his collection, we’re sure Carly’s grandfather would agree that the best part of his legacy is his family. Carly is certainly living up to her last name as someone who is honored and respected in the community! We asked Carly to talk a little bit about her senior year, so be sure to read below to hear what she has to say about all the memories! Carly, thank you for letting us not only get to know you as a legacy, but also to see that you will be leaving a legacy yourself at your school. Go Trojans!
Favorite senior year memory so far:
My favorite senior year memory is definitely homecoming. I loved getting to dress up and be a part of the parade.
Fav song, Bible verse, or quote this year:
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” -Philippians 4:6-7 This verse has spoken to me this year because I was very conflicted on where I should go to school. However, I prayed and meditated on it and finally made a decision, and after I made my decision, I experienced a huge sense of peace.
Plans for next year:
Next year I’m going to Auburn University. I plan to major in early childhood education.
What you hope your classmates will remember most about you:
I hope my classmates will remember me as a good friend and someone who was always willing to listen and help.
Advice for the class of 2014:
My advice to the class of 2014 would be to enjoy senior year because it flies by! Make lots of memories, and take tons of pictures. Enjoy the time you have left with your high school friends.
How do you want to help change the world?
I would like to change the world by serving in mission trips around the world. I’ve already done missions in the states and in Nicaragua, and I would love to share God’s love all around the world.