Belle Rea is a Foley High School senior with the class of 2020 graduates. She has been a varsity soccer and track and field athlete for all four years of high school. She is a leader of the Foley Jesus Club, Junior Optimist Club, and the Friends of Exceptional Students Club. She is also a Lion Pride News representative. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends talking about Jesus and eating good food. After high school, Belle plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to run track while getting her degree in exercise science.
What is your favorite time of the day/week/or month and why?
My favorite time of the day is the evening time around seven or eight. I enjoy evenings because I get to reflect on my day, drink some tea, and watch YouYube.
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad, but it turned out to be for the best?
Growing up, I didn’t have my mom in my life, and it really made me upset. Now that I have gotten older, it has taught me to receive all my love from the Father and not fill the void with things that do not serve me.
What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life and why did you choose them?
My favorite songs include “I Go Back,” because it reminds me of my childhood with my daddy and all my brothers and sisters. “Live Like You Were Dying” by Kenny Chesney is what I live by, and it is me and my best friend’s song!
What do you miss most about being a kid?
The thing I miss most about being a kid is not having any obligations. I would just have a constant peace that I didn’t have to concentrate on to apply.
Describe the perfect day.
The perfect day includes waking up at around 9 AM in the month of July. After I wake up, I would take a shower and eat breakfast, like a kombucha and a smoothie fruit bowl with raspberries and blackberries. After this, I would go with my friends to the beach to tan, swim, and eat food. Then we would all go back home to eat dinner, watch movies, and hangout.
Who are some of the people who have made the biggest impact on you?
Some people who have made the biggest impact on me include Jesus and Coach Hammac. Throughout the roughest times in my life when everything was going wrong, they still showed me what it means to be Christ like. They showed me compassion when I least deserved it and taught my willing spirit the way of truth.
What are your extracurricular activities?
My extra curricular activities include being an active member of New Life in Christ Church, an active leader in the FHS Jesus club, secretary of the Friends of Exceptional Students club, and the Junior Optimist Club. I have also been a four year consistent athlete for the varsity track and soccer team.
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is chicken molé with fresh corn tortillas, cilantro and onion, rice and a mandarin járritos! Literally, it is the best meal ever.
What is your favorite high school memory?
My favorite high school memory was getting to meet for Jesus Club every Wednesday. Too often, especially in America, we take for granted assembling ourselves together to talk about and minister to one another about Jesus.
Do you have any advice to give?
In many countries, you could get your head chopped off. Meanwhile, we act like everything is okay with our smartphones and running water. Actually on the inside, a good 75% of us are miserable because we don’t truly know Christ as our Savior. So put down that phone and pick up that Bible, honey!