Sophie Shanklin | Midland High School | Class of 2021 senior pictures

July 31, 2020

Meet sweet Sophia, Class of 2021 senior from Midland High School!  She would describe her personality as independent, adventurous, positive, trusting, meticulous, and confident.  After high school, she plans on attending college and majoring in Biology or Chemistry and her ultimate goal is to become an Obstetrican-Gynecologist physician!  This year, the event I am most looking forward to is my whole cheer season! More specifically I am excited for our HOPE night where we focus on raising money for those in need<3 this brings out many people and I love to see a good community come together!

My favorite teacher is my history teacher Mr. Williams, although I strongly dislike history itself.. he makes it easy to learn, fun to talk about, and is an overall organized and supportive teacher that is always pushing me to be a better student! My favorite class is chemistry, I took it my sophomore year but it was my absolute fav!! It was my favorite material to learn, I understood it, it pushed me and always held my interest!  I love attending basketball games because there is always a crowd of people and I love cheering for them and for our boys, I love the atmosphere of school spirit because with a small school we don’t always get a ton of it!

Sophie is very active in school and participates in volleyball, cheer, baseball manager, student council, green and black pack, and National Honor Society.  Outside of school, I am currently Vice President of a branch of The Front Nine Foundation called The Future Faces, we do many events for this nonprofit throughout the year, I also volunteer for the Lacon Food Pantry, and I work as a lifeguard for a gated community between Varna and Lacon.  My hobbies include shopping, dressing up, spending time with family, working out, going on road trips especially with my mom, and spending time with my friends!

My “perfect day” would be described like this: I would wake up, do my hour workout routine. with an ending of meditation, shower and get ready for my day with a good, light breakfast by myself. Next is hair, makeup, and cute clothes! I would go shopping with my mom then meet my sister for lunch at Chillis. Then I would go to the beach with my friends and have a classic on the grill dinner deliver by my dad! and end my day with a full family game night! Finish off with a bubble bath, skin care routine and to climb into bed with my diffuser going with lavender and watching a classic Disney movie!




Three things on my bucket list:

1. Travel the world and experience many cultures after learning about them in college
2. Staying in an old time castle for a week
3. Scuba dive in the Great Reef

Food and Family:

  1. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Buffalo
  2. What’s your favorite family recipe? My grandma Kris’s Snow Creams that my mom always makes me for my birthday! its creamy dessert with raspberry sauce onto! sooooo good!!!
  3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? baked chicken, smashed potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms and onions
  4. What is the best thing about your Mom/Dad? The best thing about my parents is that no matter what I know they will always love me and support me with any journey I choose and how they always have my greatest interest. My mom comforts me always and knows everything about me, I am forever grateful and thankful for her and words to not describe. My dad has always and. forever will protect me and push me to be the best I can be. He provides for me and continues too make me laugh everyday even when he gets on my nerves. I love them unconditionally and will always do my best to make them proud everyday!
  5. My favorite family trip was to Disney World and the Gulf of Mexico, it was ab a 2 week long trip and it was our last big family trip with just the 5 of us before my siblings got significant others so I’l always remember it!
  6. My hero is my mom because she’s hard working, positive, extremely loving and is always kind to people even when they may not deserve it or are mean to her.
  7. Do you have any favorite holiday traditions? Christmas Eve my whole family dresses up nicely and goes to my Aunt Karens where more family comes and we do dinner and little gifts by every age group and always watch Christmas Vacation while talking and having fun! Then usually at 9 or 10 most of us go to the towns Christmas Eve service. After the service my immediate family goes back to my house and we open one gift, which is always or pajamas to wear that night! Now that my siblings are moved out, it is just me and my parents but we’ve always ended the night with the movie Shrek the Halls!
  8. What is your favorite childhood memory? Always going on long weekend trips to wherever my brother was playing basketball and playing in the bleachers with Luke, my brother best friends little brother that was also my age.

RANDOM Fun Sophie Facts!

  1. My favorite sport to watch is college basketball during March Madness. My favorite sport to play is volleyball
  2. Who is your favorite singer and/or band or song? I love all rap, pop, and country! My go-to by myself is rap lol mostly DaBaby, Juice World, Lil Tecca, Boogie w da Hoodie, and definitely jam to some Cardi B! my go to dancing songs are all pop songs and then my lovey dove songs are country!
  3. What advice would you give incoming high school freshman? The advice I would give freshman is to try EVERYTHING! and do stuff! being involved with things gives you the ability to make so many friends and good memories! and for the girls.. remember BOOKS OVER BOYS!
  4. Do you have any hidden talents?  I can touch my belly button from reaching behind my back!!
  5. What nicknames do you have? soph, Sophie, monkey
  6. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Rock-climbed
  7. Why did you choose Shelby Photography for your senior portraits photographer? Amazing pictures, lots to choose from, and I just love your guys overall vibe so much <3. The color, the focus, all the great angles, backgrounds and every single girl has looked flawless regardless of any other factors! you just really captured their personalities and traits well!

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