Plays soccer and saxophone and is a featured twirler for LHS band.
Aspires to become a biochemist.
As Miss Leesburg, I enjoy: Volunteering at various events within my city. Community service is a rewarding experience that brings people of all ages together for a good cause.
One of the best days of my life: Crowned Drum Majorettes of America’s Majorette Queen of America 2019. I began competing in baton twirling at 11 and worked my way up in five years. My life has consisted of hours of lessons, practices and traveling around the Southeast competing at various competitions. This valuable experience taught me a great work ethic, setting and achieving goals, patience and how it’s not always the win, but the journey.
Future goal: Earn a doctorate in molecular biology. I plan to study and research DNA sequencing and genetic links to prevent and/or cure human diseases. My goal is to implement the information discovered in the Human Genome Project.
My inspiration: My mother. She has taught me not only are we all equal, but also to love and care for people regardless of gender, politics, race and religion. Equally important, she has shown me even the worst of circumstances can be overcome with positive thinking, continuous improvement and a positive attitude.
Three words that describe me: Ambitious, focused, kind.
Favorite possessions: My memories. They will last forever while physical possessions can be taken, lost or broken.
Best advice I have ever received: “Practice like I’ve never won and perform like I’ve never lost.”
Favorite quote: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay.
Originally from Anderson, Ind., Theresa worked for The Herald-Bulletin for many years. After experiencing a winter with 53 inches of snow, her late husband asked her to get a job in Florida, and they headed south. Well known in the area, Theresa worked with The Daily Sun and The Daily Commercial prior to joining Akers.
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