Today, we're welcoming Anna Mortimer to the blog! Anna has been an Admissions Counselor for four years and brings so much personality and sincerity to the team!
Fun fact: Her and her husband met as students on Choctawk staff (or telecounseling, as it was called in their time). Her husband, Daniel, was also an Admissions Counselor for a few years. They're basically a power couple for MC.
Second fun fact: Her senior year of college, Anna spoke at the Presidential Scholarship dinner my senior year of high school when I came for the interview weekend. I thought she was cool then, and I think she's even cooler now.
Anna recruits for Clinton High School, Clinton Christian High, Mt. Salus High School, Jackson Prep, and Jackson Academy. She's also our Transfer Student counselor. If you don't know Anna yet, you need to! But until you do, check out this interview!
What Disney Prince would you marry and why?
I'm going to have to go with Tarzan. #1- We would have the best Disney soundtrack to fall in love to. #2- Let's be real. He was raised in a jungle and had his own treehouse. Who can top that?
What animal would you be and why?
Dog-- my dog to be exact. No animal gets better treatment ;)
What are your go to road trip snacks?
Diet Cherry Coke from Sonic and Sour Patch Kids. They never get old!
What are your go to road trip jams?
I'm currently obsessed with the band Johnnyswim. But musicals never get old on the road, and they keep me awake on long recruiting trips. My all-time favorite is Wicked, of course.
Books that changed your life?
I know that I am a little late on this bandwagon, but I just finished reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I can honestly say that it has changed my life.
What were your high school involvements?
Cheerleader, Student Body President, President of FCA, Miss Copiah Academy, Youth Group, Youth Choir.
What is your most memorable MC moment?
Any and every moment of dorm-life. I have a group of twelve best friends that I met my freshman year of college, and we have remained best friends ever since. Our sophomore year, we all moved onto the same hall together and stayed neighbors until graduation. I can honestly say that living next to my best friends for three years of college was the biggest blessing! Whether it was a good day like getting a job or doing well on a big project, or a really bad day like a breakup or losing a family member, I knew that all I had to do was make it back to my dorm, and those girls would be there to rejoice or mourn with me! They were my first taste of community outside my family, and the Lord taught me then just how important that is.
How did you find MC as a student?
I was not your stereotypical MC story. My dad is an MC Alum, my mom was working at MC when I was in high school, and both my older siblings had just graduated from MC. I was bound and determined that I needed to do something "different." I knew a lot of really wonderful things that MC had to offer, but I began looking for those same things in a school that was a little farther from home. It took me until the spring of my senior year to swallow my pride and admit that I really felt like MC was right for me. I can honestly say that was one of the best decisions that I ever made!
Pro-Tips for high school students?
Start looking at colleges early! That way when senior year rolls around, you will be able to relax and enjoy it instead of being totally stressed out. Visit every school you are interested in! Visiting is the best way to truly get a feel for what a school is all about. Pray! One of my favorite verses to encourage students in this process is Proverbs 16:9. Go look it up!
Favorite Choctawk post?
I loved the Waking Up for Class post by Callie. As a lover of sleep, this was a real struggle for me. If you can learn this lesson early on, it will be a huge benefit to your college years.
Thanks for joining us on the interview this week! Check back in two weeks when we hear from Michelle Ladner!
- Elizabeth "Anna's friend" Moore