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TAKE FIVE - Caroline Carr, Lourdes High junior

TAKE FIVE - Caroline Carr, Lourdes High junior teen beatp Q: Your nominator said you are mature and responsible. Explain.

A: (Laughs, blushes.) Gosh, I don't know. I guess I have had people say stuff like that a lot, but I've never really thought about why they say it. I mean, if my dad told me I was mature and responsible, I'd find it easier to understand, because I do do a lot for my brothers.

At school, I think being mature, because I don't really care what everybody else does, I do what I think is right. Responsible, I always try to be dependable. I don't like letting people down.

Q: What would you like your peers to think more about, in general?

A: The long run. I think a lot of decisions are made based on instances, not so much on how they're going to affect things in the long run. Not only think more about the long run, but think more about yourself. A lot of people go with the crowd, they make decisions based on what other people think, but I think everybody really does have their own individual beliefs.

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Q: What would people be surprised to learn about you?

A: (Grins.) Everybody always says, "You're a really strong person." I think they'd be surprised that I'm scared, I guess, or just that it's not as easy and I don't do as well with things as people think.

Q: If you had the power to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?

A: The main thing I always want to do is to get people to realize things or to see things in a different light, and I don't think having a power would make that any easier.

Q: What's the best thing about being you?

A: Probably just the fact that I'm me. I really try not to let other people influence what I do, at least not in a negative way. I do things individually, based on who I am.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: I'm definitely going to go to college. I want to be a teacher.

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-- Andrea Faiad

Photo: Ken Klotzbach

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