Following Your Passions

Bixby freshmen have artistic futures in mind.

Emily Severtsen draws cartoon characters, one of whom is this freckle-faced boy.

Emily Severtsen draws cartoon characters, one of whom is this freckle-faced boy.

Micah Neasby, Reporter

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Many kids stereotypically want to become astronauts or police officers. Others try to plan their whole lives out before they even turn 16. These three high schoolers have creative passions that drive each of them to express themselves.

Emily Severtsen, a freshman at Bixby High School, wants to become a character designer for movies and is in art this year.

Emily Severtsen

“I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil,” says Severtsen, adding  that she has always been good at drawing characters and that she loves doing it. She doesn’t want to stop now. One of her characters has red hair tan skin, freckles and is short.

She loves the axiom, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

She wants to go to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

Allie Williams, another Bixby freshman, wants to be a children’s book writer. She is inspired by her English teacher, Sierra Thompson, who assigned a project where she had to write a book to donate to a random kid. She loved writing and drawing it. She called it, Don’t Listen to the Monster.

“I tried to speak from my heart,” Williams says. “The book was about loving yourself and I know that is hard to do when you are young.”

Teaching children at a young age to love themselves is important to Williams because she doesn’t want any kid to have a horrible life because of what other people say about her or him. Williams said that if you can’t love yourself the way you are how are other people supposed to.


Allie Williams

Williams also wants to go to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Cade Crone, a 15-year-old Bixby freshman, wants be a band director. He plays the drums, guitar and trumpet, and sings.

He is in the marching band’s percussion section and plays the drums.

Jeremy Parker, band director at Bixby High, inspired Crone to want to be a director for a school. He plans on learning a lot of instruments in order to be a better band teacher.

A popular saying that he likes is, “Be a drummer ’cause it’s cool.”


Cade Crone

Crone plans on going to Oklahoma State University or the University of North Texas because each has a good music program.

These talented kids are already working on what they’re passionate for and what they want to do as an adult. It’s never to early to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life.