Get to Know Whitney Eversole - Distinguished Young Woman of Utah for 2015

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Hey everybody! I’m Whitney, and I am SO pumped to be a part of this blog throughout this year, and to share with you a little bit of my life experience and wisdom (which I clearly have so much of at the ripe age of 18). So you can get to know me a little better, let’s all play a little game of 20 Questions, yeah?

Name
: Whitney Eversole

Age: 18 (whoops I already spoiled that one)

Hometown: Most recently — Farmington, UT. Actually, my dad was an officer on nuclear submarines in the US Navy, so I’ve moved around A LOT (13 times). Most of the time when people ask where I’m from, I just say the USA.

College: Utah State University — GO AGGIES!

Major: Public Relations (minor: Music)

What is your favorite food? Chocolate pudding. I know it’s random, but I really think I might have an addiction. So. So. Good.

What is your favorite quote? “Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.” -Jeffrey R. Holland

What is your favorite holiday tradition? Pie for breakfast on Thanksgiving. I mean think about it, it only makes sense! Pie is the best part of the feast, and by the time you’ve finished stuffing yourself with useless things like potatoes and turkey, you don’t have any room left! Thus, we solved the problem by waking up to at least five varieties of pie, my favorite of which is the boysenberry.

What is your favorite time of year? Any time there is snow in the mountains. I’m a crazy snowboarding fanatic, so when there’s powder on the slopes, life is good.

Plan ahead OR procrastinate? Well I would like to say plan ahead, but we all know I’m all about that 3 AM exam cramming life.

Paper OR plastic? Honestly I’ve never had to deal with this question before coming to college a couple months ago, when I realized now I have to buy my own groceries. But I’m definitely a plastic kinda gal.

Glass half-full OR half-empty? It depends on the day, but I think most of the time it’s looking pretty much half-full.

Cats OR dogs? DOGS. Cats are of the devil (plus I’m allergic).

Morning person OR night person? Honestly? I’m a middle of the day person!! When the sun is at its highest point, so am I.

Biggest fear? CAVES. They terrify me. Actually, just anything that involves heavy rock that could fall on me totally freaks me out, including tunnels and things like that. Whenever we’re road-tripping and drive through a tunnel I just have to close my eyes and go to my happy place.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, with whom would it be? Taylor Swift, hands down! She literally lives the dream: touring the world, performing the coolest music ever with the coolest people ever and having the coolest fans ever (including me;). Plus she’s gorgeous, so I wouldn’t be mad about that either.

What is one thing you wish someone had told you about college life that you had to find out on your own?

You spend a lot of time alone in college. In high school I was definitely one of those girls who didn’t go anywhere without her friends. We had the same classes, went to lunch together, even went to the bathroom together. While some of my friends are up here at Utah State with me, I still find myself walking to and sitting in classes alone, and even occasionally grabbing food or going to the library alone, just because everyone’s schedules are so different that a lot of times you just have to do your own thing, which has definitely taken some adjusting.

What is one goal you have set for yourself and achieved?

At the beginning of my senior year, I decided that when I moved out of the house I wanted to be completely financially self-sufficient– meaning that I didn’t want my parents to be paying for me anymore. I chose to go to a university that gave me a full academic scholarship, I have awesome scholarships from the State of Utah and Distinguished Young Women, and I got a part time job at the USU Research Foundation. And I am now 100% independent financially, which makes me feel so powerful and accomplished (although if my parents want to give me generous gifts at Christmas I will not even complain).

Sum up yourself in three words. Passionate. Loud. Hungry.

Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience. At the Utah DYW program, we got to dress up as princesses and go to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation office to have a party with all of the terminally ill kids involved with Make-A-Wish. I wore a Belle dress, since she is my princess look-a-like and my favorite. The party was almost magical, as we danced around with all of the little girls to the music of the Disney princess movies. I bonded specifically with a little girl named Adriana, who had lost all of her hair to leukemia. I met her family and danced around with her and her brothers and had so much fun. As the party started wrapping up and we packed up to leave, Adriana came and found me and gave me a little homemade card that read “Thank you Belle -Adriana” with a cute drawing of Belle on the inside. She gave it to me and gave me a suffocatingly tight hug. I just cried the whole way home. Her sweet spirit had touched my heart in a way I’ll never forget, and in that moment I realized the potential I have to be a happy influence in the lives of people around me, children or otherwise. And I have DYW to thank for exposing me to that kind of tender growing experience and many others.

 

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And there ya have it folks! I am excited to get to know you all and grow with you as we all journey through this year trying to be as distinguished as possible in this crazy world.

 

BYBS xoxo,

 

Whitney

2 COMMENTS

  • cloud server

    21st Oct 2015 at 13:04

    awesome post..

  • cloud server

    21st Oct 2015 at 13:52

    I’m so proud of how accomplished you are Whitney! Although I haven’t seen you in like 4 years, I’m sure you’re just as wonderful and bubbly as you were when we were freshman. Great blog post (:

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