Who I Am!
I'm Leah. I've lived in Spanish Fort for the 20 years I've been here! I went to Daphne High School my freshman year where I followed in my sister's footsteps starting on the varsity basketball and volleyball team. After that year I was part of a group that had to transfer to the newly established Spanish Fort High School where I continued my athletic career. I then played both sports at the junior college level where I was an Academic All-American in baketball. This is my first year without playing something so I am trying to get accustomed to being a regular student! I decided to come to USA because I could go to school and still see my little brother grow up.
My family consists of two amazing parents and four very different kids! Mom beat breast cancer in 2008 so we are all very thankful! My brother Rick (26) just graduated from Alabama School of Law and will be working with my dad's firm in Daphne. My sister Laura (24) played college basketball at UM and UWF and is now the assistant coach at UWF. I am next in line, and finally there is Will! Will was our 10th foster baby. CSS called us on April 6, 1998, saying that a 40-day-old boy needed a home! Being my birthday, my mom left my school party to go pick him up from the hospital. We completely fell in love with him. After spending many, many months with him, we adopted him just before his first birthday. He is now a stud athlete at Spanish Fort Middle School. For Will's eleventh birthday, mom and dad got him a Morkey. Will suitably named him Nike.
I love kids so I am majoring in Elementary Education. I love the feeling of helping others. Even though most eight-year-olds will not go home thinking about how much their teacher have changed their lives, I still want to make even a small impact. I look back now and realize that I had great teachers and wish I had them at a later time in life so I could appreciate them.
My favorite season of the year is March Madness! Nothing can come close! I am glad I am taking this course this semester because I will be at the Women's 2011 Final Four in Indianapolis in April. I started an earring line called "scoobeadooz" in spring of 2009 and I love it! I love listening to music, staying active, and making others feel good! I stress too much but I think that can also be a good thing!