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Tansy Ackermann

Waco High School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: I would say that my biggest study tip is definitely to pace yourself. If you have a test on Friday, instead of cramming all the studying in on Thursday, look over it every day of the week.

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

A: As a freshman, I wish I would have known that I was a perfectionist so I could have worked on it back then.

Q: What has been your favorite and your most challenging subjects?

A: My favorite subject by far is English. My most challenging subject would be chemistry.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I plan on attending the University of Texas at Austin. I’m going to be in the liberal arts honors program. My major is going to be rhetoric and writing, but I’m going in under pre-law. Then after UT, I want to go to Yale for law school.

Q: Growing up, what is something your mother or father always told you?

A: My mom always told me not to dwell on the things that I was bad at but to focus on what I was good at.

Q: Was there one teacher who had a significant impact on you?

A: The one teacher that has had the biggest impact on me would be my senior English teacher, who teaches English [literature], Ms. Hadley. She’s just challenged my writing and my thinking about literature.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: Something most people don’t know about me is that I like cooking. My grandma is a really good Southern cook, and I grew up watching her make cobblers and cornbread and biscuits and gravy, and I still enjoy doing that today. It’s a really good stress reliever.

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