Alumnus Brennan Morrell graduated in 2014 and went to Stephen F. Austin University. While in high school Morrell played football and participated in powerlifting and sculpting/ceramics.
What have you done since high school?
“After high school I went to Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) were I study Nursing,” Morrell said. “I also joined the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi and am currently serving as the president. I will graduate SFA in the fall of 2018.”
What made you want to do what you do now?
“I knew I wanted to be a nurse after realizing I wanted to help save people’s lives and help make a difference in the community,” Morrell said. “I plan to go on and get my masters and PhD, so I can become a Nurse Anesthetist.”
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you later in life?
“Something I learned in high school that has helped me in college and beyond is that it is okay to make mistakes and to be unsure of what you want to do in the future,” Morrell said. “I originally wanted to be a Vet, but after experiencing college and the real world I realized what I wanted to do in life.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice for high school students right now is to keep working hard and to not give up even when life is hard,” Morrell said. “College may not be for everyone but working hard in High School will set you up for great things later in life. I know it doesn’t seem like grades and learning are important right now and you just want to get through it, but trust me if I could go back and work harder I would.”