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James Edwards

Crawford High School

Q: What has helped you develop good study habits?

A: My parents used to help me study in elementary school. They encouraged me to do my homework as soon as I got home. That helped me not procrastinate.

Q: Do you have any study tips to offer students?

A: I like to try to minimize distractions as much as possible, try not to wait until the night before the test to start studying.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

A: In my room at home.

Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known your freshman year?

A: Don’t stress out too much over little things. It’s usually not as important as you think it will be.

Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?

A: Perseverance. My teachers have taught me to keep trying my hardest in order to succeed. My math teacher, Mrs. Walker, is very encouraging and told her students to never give up.

Q: What are your school and community involvements?

A: I’m in football, basketball, tennis, UIL academic contests, [Fellowship of Christian Athletes], Beta Club [a service organization], PALS and One-Act Play. In the summers when I have more free time, I like to work at vacation Bible schools around town. I also volunteer at Providence Hospital. I worked in the ICU one year and the ER the next year.

Q: How do you decompress from a stressful schedule?

A: I’ll get a little stressed, but I like to step away from everything and take a moment to relax. I like going out to movies with my friends.

Q: Use one word to describe yourself.

A: Hardworking.

Q: What do you plan to do after high school graduation?

A: Right now, I’m planning on attending University of Mississippi to study biology. I hope to go to medical school after that.

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