Name: Ariel Churchill
High School: Robert C. Byrd, class of 2011
Plans for College: Pursuing an undergraduate degree in English at Harvard University with plans to attend law school
Future career path: Labor and employment law
Family: Mother - Angela Churchill; Father - Daniel Moore
Hobbies: Writing, reading, playing guitar and violin, watching horror movies
What qualities of your mother/father influenced you the most? My mom and dad are very intellectual and very curious about the world. Their interest in the pursuit of knowledge has fueled my own.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Stop. And Think.
Who do you admire most and why? I admire anyone who overcomes adversity, who rises to his potential, and who puts others before himself.
What are you excited about the most regarding going to Harvard? I am excited to meet people from all over the world and to be immersed in an environment of learning.
What is the biggest obstacle you see facing teens today? Self-motivation and an unequal educational system
What advice would you give parents? Let your children pursue their real passions.
What do you think has kept you motivated? Competitiveness and a desire to learn
Is there anything else you would want to add? I’d like to say that I am incredibly thankful for the interest of my family and my community and for the opportunities that have been afforded to me as a result.
Note: The Miley Legal Group would like to thank Ariel for all of her hard work and dedication this summer. Ariel: We will miss you greatly and wish you the best of luck at Harvard!!