Megan Brown is a sometimes sarcastic bibliophile from Wisconsin. She enjoys drawing, writing, and constantly listening to music, along with reading any and every book she can get her hands on. For music, she especially loves punk rock or pop punk, such as Fall Out Boy. As for books, she mainly reads sci-fi, fantasy, and short stories (mostly Poe). Some of her other favorite things are her Rottweiler, Missy, concerts, cartoons, and spending time at/in lakes.
Throughout her high school years, though it sounds cliché, Megan discovered that she truly loves to learn new things. She can often be found researching a new interest or updating her list of cool words—of which “cacoethes” is her current favorite. Though she swam on a local swim team for over half of her time in high school, Megan has attended karate classes for the last year and sees herself still learning martial arts far in the future.
AP Literature and Composition with Mrs. Yagel was Megan’s favorite class because it introduced her to a few of her favorite books and authors, like Hamlet, Poe, and Shelley, along with giving her a deeper understanding and appreciation of literature in general (and because it was amazingly fun, of course). Some of her favorite teachers have been Ms. Shearon, Mrs. Crosby, Mrs. Yagel, Sr. Poortenga, and Mr. Mailand.
Megan plans to attend the University of Alabama beginning fall 2020 as an electrical engineering student. Before that, though, she will be learning to play either the drums or guitar and attempting to read fifty or more books during the summer.
She is so immensely grateful for the opportunities to learn and grow that her high school years blessed her with, and all of the friends she made.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a little kid, I dreamed of becoming a writer or an engineer, depending on the day. I eventually chose engineering because I’ve always loved solving problems and wanted to learn more about the why and how behind technology that I’ve taken for granted my whole life. But I’m hoping to continue writing during my free time.
Favorite Bible Verse:
1 Corinthians 1:25: “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”
This verse has been my favorite ever since I chose it as my Confirmation verse because it always reminds me that God has a plan for me, even through any struggle or worry of this world.
My favorite quote ever is from a novel called The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon:
“If there’s something you really want in life—especially if it’s something that scares you, or you think you don’t deserve—you have to go after it and do it now. Or in not very long you’ll be right: you won’t deserve it.”
This quote always reminds me that I can’t let worry, procrastination, or doubt distract me from reaching as far as I possibly can towards my goals.