Isabelle Morris. Photo provided by Isabelle, taken by Shannon Beth for Shannon Beth Photography

By: Mary Kerr/Social Media Director

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”- Maya Angelou

Senior Isabelle Morris exemplifies this quote, her favorite one, immensely. After moving away from Blue Ridge to Cocoa Beach, Florida in 8th grade, and moving back her junior year, she has had to make many adjustments and alterations to her high school life. Although going through changes, Isabelle has always found a time to give back to her community and work hard. Isabelle will be attending Le Moyne College, majoring in business in the Fall of 2019. Between challenging herself with AP classes, and participating in Basketball cheer-leading her junior year, she has always found time to volunteer.

Belle has been a member of Leo Club for two years, and is currently the President of the club for the 2018-2019 school year. She has participated in Leo Club events such as the Veteran’s Day breakfast and helped shop and organize Toys-For-Tots. When asked how having Belle as the Leo Club president is, the club’s adviser, Mrs. Kristen Latting says “Belle is enthusiastic about being involved in Leo Club activities and is now gearing up to have a dance a thon to raise money for our BR Miracle Child. When Belle sets her mind to something, she is sure to accomplish the task at hand. Her smile, kindness and willingness to help others is an asset to our club!”

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Isabelle is also the Treasurer of the Blue Ridge National Honor Society and was a member and the President of Future Educators of America, an organization at her school in Florida, for two years. She has also filled her time being on prom committee (2 years), homecoming committee (1 year), Future Business Leaders of America (1 year), pep rally committee (1 year) and is currently a content editor for the Raider Reader.

Morris’ favorite high school memory is the homecoming spirit week and dance for the 2018-2019 school year. Also, Belle was voted on to the homecoming court, and was escorted by Parker Dissinger. Belle says this is her favorite high school memory because “The whole week was full of fun activities and it was fun to have a chance to compete between all of the grades, considering we’re a pretty close school. I think it was a great way to kick off senior year.”

Morris’ favorite teacher is Ms. Stang. Belle says that “she is easy-going, helpful, and understanding.” Belle’s advice to underclassmen is, “Don’t overthink the little things because eventually they’re not going to matter. Live in the moment.”

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