Student of the Week, Sept. 30, 2013

Charli Tanae Black, Central High School senior



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GPA: 3.867

After-school activities: Church, violin lessons, orchestra, Honor Orchestra, dance (tap), Bible study, Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society.

Favorite book: “Left Behind” series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

Favorite TV show: “Gilmore Girls.”

Favorite band or musician: Selena Gomez.

Parents: Tana Stephens and Andrew Black.

Personal hero and why: My youth pastor, Rachel Cappetto, is my personal hero because she is always happy and she has accomplished so much and she isn’t even 30 yet. She is always the adult and mature one in the room, but she also just has fun with us and acts like one of us because she relates to everyone in the youth group.

Preferred college: Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, Ala., and University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Preferred career: Photographer.

Greatest achievement so far: Completing high school with honors all four years.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Graduate from college with honors.


Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?

A: To live life how you want and never let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your dreams.


Q: What subject or extracurricular activity are you most passionate about and why?

A: I am most passionate about two things: orchestra and my church.

I am really passionate about orchestra because I have been doing orchestra for seven years, ever since I started in sixth grade.

I am also really involved in my church: I have been working in children’s church for seven years now and have been working in my youth group doing the projector for two years now, and I always go and help in the office or help set up decorations when I am needed.


Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or someone else’s life.

A: A time that I made a difference in someone’s life that I knew of was when I had made an inspiring post. It wasn’t too big of a deal, but it was enough to change someone’s point of view on life. It just takes one little thing to completely change someone’s mind on something.


Q: What are your goals for after high school?

A: My goals for after high school are to go to the college of my dreams, which there are two of them. Both are in Alabama.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job is to eventually own my own photography business and give great photos to amazing people who can’t afford the really expensive photographers that charge a ton and don’t give much back. I would also like to one day run a big company at some point.


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