Elizabeth Afeman is a busy senior at Stephenville High School involved in the National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Student Council, National Spanish Society, International Thespian Society and the Stingerettes dance team. Afeman sat down with the E-T to talk about her passions and future plans.
“I’ve been dancing since I was three-years-old and at first I didn’t want to do Stings, but I’m really glad I did,” she said. “It’s helped me grow as a person and really brought me out of my shell, especially as an officer. I have a lot more confidence in myself and as a leader.”
But dance isn’t her only passion, she is involved in art as well and loves the relaxation it gives her. Her favorite medium is graphite pencil.
“I’m still just kind of playing with other things to see what I like, but I usually go back to graphite,” she said. “I started in the sixth grade, and I’m in AP art now.”
Afeman plans to attend college after graduation and wants to study abroad and explore the world.
“I’m thinking SMU (Southern Methodist University) or TCU (Texas Christian University), I’m not too sure which one. I considered Ivy League - it would be neat, a lot of prestige, but at the same time I don’t feel like that’s something that I really need,” she said. “I want to study either creative writing or languages, since I want to travel the world; or maybe biology.”
Thinking about her departure from Stephenville High School, Afeman said she will miss the people she’s connected with and the routine.
“It’s going to be so weird. I’ve been so use to this life for four years and then suddenly changing so drastically,” she said. “I’ll miss the Stings and the security of knowing what’s going to happen, but I just want to have the best senior year I can possibly have and I’m looking forward to changing things up. As intimidating as it is, I’m excited.”