11/24 Student Profile

Brianne Bracken is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Clay and Debbie Bracken.

Who is invited to your fantasy dinner party and why? First, Jimmy Fallon from “Saturday Night Live” and Adam Sandler because I think they are both so funny. I would also invite Leonardo DiCaprio because I have always been in love with him. I would also want a cool band to be there to play such as Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance or maybe Journey. Lastly, I would invite Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from “The Notebook” because it is one of my favorite movies.

What is your favorite TV show past and present? My favorite show as a kid was anything on Nickelodeon, such as “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” or “Legends of the Hidden Temple.” Now, my favorite shows are “Yes, Dear,” “King of Queens,” “Laguna Beach” and “Saturday Night Live.”

What is so great about your favorite sport? Volleyball is great because it can be so intense and adrenaline-filled. It may not seem exciting from the spectator’s view, but when you’re out on the court and your team has just won a really long volley, or made a huge kill, it’s really exciting.

Tell us about a time you cried: Losing our volleyball game at state to Mayfield. The way it happened and it being my last game ever really got to me.

Honors received: New Mexico First Leadership, University of New Mexico star scholar, student Rotarian, National Science Merit Award, Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students, 4.0 Award at Yucca Junior High’s MVP, All-district academic volleyball and golf, District Gifted Advisory Committee, volleyball award in ninth-grade

School activities: Varsity volleyball, varsity golf, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Prom Committee 2005

Church/community activities: Meals on Wheels, Matt 25 project member at First United Methodist Church

Hobbies: Volleyball, hanging out with my friends and listening to music

Future plans: Attend Colorado State University and major in business/marketing

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