Behind the Mask: Sophomore: Olivia Thomas

Olivia Thomas is a sophomore at Cherokee High School and was nominated to be our Warrior of the Week for our Behind the Mask series by her social studies teacher, Erin Floyd.

Olivia is a phenomenal human being. Mrs. Forman and I feel so blessed to have her in our Multicultural Literature class this year. She is an avid reader and a brilliant writer which is a lit teacher’s dream. Olivia has a youthful exuberance yet is mature and wise beyond her years. She is always thoughtful and insightful and is a wonderful example to her peers. 


About: Olivia Thomas

What is an interesting fact about you?

I love to read fantasy books.

What do you like most about Cherokee High School?

I like being able to see my friends daily.

What are your future plans after high school?

In the future, I plan to go to college and get a degree in English. I really want to become an author and travel the world.

What is your favorite subject?

My favorite subject this year would have to be chemistry. It’s very interesting.

What are you involved in at CHS?

I am in the colorguard, winterguard, band, and speech and debate team.

What is the best piece of advice you have given or received?

The best piece of advice I have ever received are actually two things. “Life is like a piano. The keys represent happiness and the black keys show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that black keys make music too.” This quote has stuck with me since the day I read it. It reminds me that even though life has been tough, I will survive with a story to tell. The other piece of advice is “Just because you don’t look like someone who you think is attractive doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive. Flowers are pretty, but so are Christmas lights and they look nothing alike. This reminds me that everyone is is beautiful in their own unique way. It helps me keep perspective.

We know that Olivia will continue to do amazing things, and we would like to wish her the best of luck as she continues her career here at CHS!

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