Student Spotlight: Brianna Johnston


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Senior Brianna Johnston works on a clothing project during FCS class.

Senior Brianna Johnston manages a job, school and helping take care of her younger siblings. Besides being a member of the Spanish Club and Principal Advisory committee, she is also an FCCLA officer and advanced to national competition with that organization last year.

“Juggling it all is always really stressful. But that’s how life is; I just suck it up and do what I have to,” Johnston said. “It’s really hard when I work on a day before I have school, because I always get home late and then I have to stay up and do homework, but I’m making money at the same time, so it’s not that bad.”

Last summer Johnston and the other two members of her group went to nationals with their project and placed second.

“Her and her group did so well; I was so proud of them,” FCCLA Advisor Wendy Neyland said. “She is such a big help and she is really kind.”

Johnston’s FCCLA project this year’s is Shattered Dreams, a program that shows teens the effects of drinking and driving.

“Putting together Shattered dreams was really stressful,” Johnston said. “So many people helped and we were so grateful. It really paid off when I saw the reactions on our peers’ faces. A lot of them took it seriously, and that was amazing.”