Presley Middleton is a junior at Foley High School in the class of 2020. Throughout high school, she has been involved in many things such as taking AP classes, HOSA, Junior Ambassadors, Colorguard, Winterguard, and the Health Science Internship at South Baldwin Hospital. She was the 2018-2019 HOSA Treasurer and is now the 2019-2020 HOSA President.
What are your post graduation plans?
After graduation, I plan to attend Coastal Alabama Community College, earning my associates degree in nursing (RN). Afterwards, I would like to transfer to UAB to earn my bachelors degree in nursing (BSN), and then get my master’s degree to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.
What’s your favorite outdoor/indoor activity and why?
I enjoy going to the beach with my friends and boyfriend, and I also love taking pictures. My family has always been big on things like boat riding and kayaking as well. Those activities are probably my favorite parts of the summer, along with doing other things with my friends and boyfriend.
What is your favorite time of the year and why?
My favorite time of the year is spring, when the weather is not too hot but not too cold. I love a nice, sunny day with a gentle breeze. Summer is also another one of my favorites because of the hot weather and no school.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is pay off the rest of my family’s mortgage, start making travel plans, and pay off my college along with my sibling’s college tuition. I’d love to give back to my family after everything they have done for me. I also love traveling and that would most likely be the main thing I’d do.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss the stress free environment of being a kid. When I was younger, I had nothing to worry about and didn’t have a care in the world. Also, since things were so different back then, it would be nice to go back and relive it.
Who are some people who have made an impact on your life?
High school has definitely been a roller coaster for me, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing friends and boyfriend. Without them I honestly don’t know what I would do. They always make everything better for me, and I’m so thankful for them all.
Where do you work and what have you learned there?
I work at The Park at OWA in Foley, Alabama. I really enjoy working there and have made the best of friends doing so. I have learned to stay calm and be patient even when people give you hard time. It’s a super fun job and I love working there.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
If I could learn to do anything, it would be to make pottery. My mom used to make it, and I always enjoyed it when I’ve made small pieces at the Arts and Crafts Festival. I think it would be a really cool thing to actually learn how to do, and I would definitely try.
If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
If I had only one project to work on during the next year, it would be to scrapbook the whole year. I love taking photos to keep memories, and having a scrapbook would keep them altogether throughout the year. I have made a couple in the past and that would be the project I would choose.
What would you do growing up that would get you in trouble?
Growing up, I often got in trouble for playing outside too long and getting too dirty. My neighbors and I would ride four-wheelers until the point we wrecked in ditches. Those are the types of things I would get in trouble for as a child.