Hailie Tanner, a freshman member of The Taliaferro Times, interviewed Myles Dement about his Mr. Hornet nomination. He answers questions about what the nomination means to him, his personal growth at Booker T., as well as his plans for the future.
Hailie: Why is being nominated Mr. Hornet important to you?
Myles: It is an honor being part of such a long-standing tradition here at Booker T. I am still very shocked at the amount of people who nominated me and I will forever be grateful for the support.
H: What are your plans after you leave Booker T.?
M: My plan when I leave The Hive is to study film production at the University of Southern California.
H: How has Booker T. helped you grow as a person?
M: Booker T. has helped me learn how to understand different types of people. Additionally, I have become less introverted by attending this school.
H: What is your favorite part of the BTW community?
M: The acceptance of everyone’s perspectives on life, even if they don’t necessarily agree with them.
H: What do you like to do in your free time?
M: I like to listen to music, hang out with family, watch Netflix, edit film, and more
H: What is one goal you see yourself accomplishing in the future?
M: One goal would be giving back to those who have given to me before.
H: Is there any advice you would like to give to underclassmen?
M: All your grades count from each year. The worst epidemic of freshman year is believing that it doesn’t count and students allowing themselves to slack off, because it will follow you through your transcript the rest of your academic career
H: What is a fun fact about yourself?
M: I like spaghetti and ice cream.