Alumnus Alliah Long graduated in 2014 and went to Dallas Baptist University. While in high school Long worked on the yearbook staff, participated in sports medicine, teen leadership and choir.
What have you done after high school?
“After graduating from legacy, I have had 8 different jobs,” Long said. “Sounds crazy, but it’s true.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“Honestly, this isn’t what I wanted to do after college,” Long said. “Although, I love what I do simply because I’m a people person and I enjoy entertaining.”
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“I think what I learned the most in high school that has affected me now is learning to listen and balance out my life,” Long said. “Throughout high school I never was too organized until I went to my journalism class (yearbook). Once I graduated I learned a lot to organize my responsibilities. Even more so, I learned to grow up.”
Explain your job now.
“Well, I’m a server/bartender at the moment at Boomerjacks in Cityview, in Fort Worth,” Long said. “Nothing too fancy, but it sure does pay the bills. I’ve worked for the company for almost 7 months now. I just got promoted to bartender about 3 weeks ago, and I love it. Like I said before, I enjoy what I do, simply because I love being able to meet new people, have regulars come back to see me, and entertain the guest that come. I make people smile on a daily basis and that’s what makes me push harder to work harder.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My plans for the future, I haven’t really thought about this statement until just recently and for the past year, I have had so many thoughts about returning to the Journalism life,” Long said. “So I think for my future, I will be going back to school and looking for an internship in journalism.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice for current high school students is, live it up while you can,” Long said. “High school comes quick, last forever and then your life changes. Life throws curveballs at you constantly and you have to learn how to handle those. However, life outside of high school is pretty great.”