Teen Spotlight: Seanna Brooks
stats: 17, Senior at Saint James School
notable: National Honor Society Member, Latin Honor Society Member, Alisa Roberts “Second Mile Service” Award Recipient
quotable: “Find your place and leave your mark.”
her story: Seanna’s ultimate goal is to make a difference in the lives of others by inspiring them and helping them to be the best that they can be. She is a member of Saint James’ National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society, and she serves as a student ambassador for the school. Seanna won Best Defensive Player of the Year for three consecutive years in basketball and won 1st place Defense Team for Youth in Government in the 2018 Judicial Program. She is also the recipient of the YMCA’s citywide Alisa Roberts “Second Mile” Award. This award is given to an IPRYL Big Buddy who goes the “second mile” for their little buddy, and to the individual who has gained the respect of their peers and adults.
what’s next: “I plan to attend law school, earn my degree, and practice law as a copyright and trademark lawyer, where I will help both companies and people protect their trades, works of art, and brands. I was always interested in the law field, but I sat down one day and researched several fields, and copyright and trademark appealed most to me.”
PG (parental guidance) rating: Seanna shared, “My mom has inspired me most in my life, but it is not just through her words, it is also through her actions. She has accomplished so much. She added, “I’m proud of how my family and I stick to our core values of working hard to promote a healthy lifestyle by cooking together, spending time together, and helping one another.”
parents’ perspective: Sharon and Tony shared, “We admire Seanna’s willingness to help others, and her resilience on the court.” They are also proud of her ability to make others feel special.
parent-to-parent: “Help your child in all of the ways you can to pursue and follow their dreams, no matter how big or small.”