Zoe Mornan is a junior at Foley High School, graduating with the class of 2020. Zoe is in Colorguard, which is part of the Mighty Band from Lion Land. She also is in the Foley High School competitive Winterguard. She has a job at The Park at OWA. She works with the special needs children at her school. She is the Historian of the Friends of Exceptional Children (FEC). She loves spending time with her friends and family.
1.What did you do growing up that got you in trouble?
I would always ride my rib stick, bike, skateboard, or skates inside the house. I was always in the way of people riding it back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room. My dad did not like it at all, but I thought it was the brightest idea ever.
2.What do you miss about being a kid?
I miss “rubber band wars.” My family would play kids against adults, and we would have multiple bags of rubber bands all around the house that varied in size. My sister, two brothers, and I would group up against my mom and dad. Let’s just say the kids never won.
3.What story does your family always tell about you?
Well, the first time I went fishing with my step family, I was about eight. It was a fun day on the water, and we spent all day out there fishing, listening to music, singing, and telling jokes. When it was time to go back home, we all walked in the door to find my mom so we could talk to her about the day we just had. She asked us what type of fish we caught, my older sister said “Speckled Trout” and my older brother said “Spanish Mackerel.” So when it was my turn to tell my mom what I caught, I said with excitement “a regular.” My family started laughing and still to this day when we bring up the story, they laugh like they have never heard it before.
4.Name some people who had a big influence on the person you have become?
My cousin’s name is Skye. She is a senior this year at Davidson High School. We have done everything together since I was born, and she has always pushed me to be to do my best. We have continually been there for each other, and I’m so grateful for her that I don’t know what I’m going to do when she goes to college.
5.Who would you like to thank and why?
I would like to thank my guard instructors Giavonna Fresh and Josh Nelson. They both mean so much to me and every other girl in guard. They have pushed us this year to be the best we could be as a team. We lost our space to practice, and yet they found a way for us to get things accomplished. They take time out of their day just for us. They wake up early to be with us and stay up late. I could not explain to you how much they have impacted my life, and for that, no words are big enough to show how much I would like to thank them.
6.If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
If I did when the lottery, I would first get both of my parents a brand new house to live in. They both deserve the world, but as a 16-year-old kid, I can’t give them as much as I would like to. If I every get my hands on some money, the first thing I would do is spoil my parents.
7.Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
Yes. When I was going into 7th grade, I did not make the highest dance class at my old school. I thought it was the end of the world, but then I ended up moving schools and so it really didn’t matter. I had told my mom “it’s the end of the world.” But now that I look back, it really was not that bad.
8.What are your extracurricular activities?
I am on weapon line in Colorguard in the Foley High School Band. I’m also in Winterguard that is a more competitive version of guard, where you use more dance and emotions to perform a shorter indoor show. I’m also the historian for Friends of Exceptional Children (FEC).
9.If you could meet someone, living or dead, who would you choose?
I would want to meet my grandfather again. He just recently passed away on March 29, 2019. I just want to be able to sit and talk to him about old memories one more time. He holds a very special place in my heart.
10.If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Honestly, I would want to learn how to properly paint. I’m not the best artist; let’s just say that I can not draw a stick figure without scoliosis. I’m good at tracing, but I just want to be able to paint.