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Lauren Ervin

Kaitlyn Craig, Columnist and Human Interest Coordinator

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If you are looking for a person who keeps a smile on their face no matter what negativity gets thrown at them, Lauren Ervin is definitely one of those people. Lauren is one of those people, where if you are having a bad day and you need some cheering up, she can lift your mood in minutes with her infectious smile and positive spirit. When asked what her life motto is, Lauren answered, “Be a Sunshine! So many people feel suppressed to show their true character around others. Being a genuine light to someone’s life is truly a goal to follow every day for me. In fact, I even have a cute sunshine engraving on my glasses!”

Lauren is a sophomore here at McCracken County High School, where she plays French Horn in the concert band and the marching band. “In fifth grade, there was a 5th grade band night where we were supposed to try out these different instruments and decide what we would like to play in the following years. I was completely against joining the band until 30 minutes before the event even began! My sister really urged me to try band out, just for a year. That day was when I found my true passion for music and for the french horn.” Lauren has other hobbies as well. When asked what they were, Lauren responded, “I love thrifting, sleeping, playing The Sims, and making memories with my buds.”

When asked who her personal inspiration is, she said, “Heather Corley is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring people I know. Meeting last year through marching band, Heather has always been resilient from the negativity around her and constantly radiates sunshine and happiness. She has encouraged me so much to follow my intuition and long-term dreams.” With Lauren being at the point of beginning to plan her future and looking ahead to after high school opportunities, I asked her what advice she would give her 10-year-old self, and she responded, “I would most likely tell my 10-year-old self to loosen up. Enjoy life while you can. At that time, it’s hard for so many to express themselves. It got to a point, in my case, where I would try to live a utopian life, which is totally impossible.”

Lauren is definitely a gem here at MCHS. We should all strive to be a little bit more like Lauren and be nicer to everyone else around you, and be more compassionate and aware of the situations around you.

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