By Stephanie Cochrane Posted January 16, 2009
The Brand (TB): Have you lived in Winnemucca your whole life?
Beatrice Brumley (BB): No, I’ve lived here since I was five.
TB: Where did you live before then?
BB: I lived in South Dakota and North Dakota, in about 5 million different towns, we moved a lot. And then we moved to Reno, then to Winnemucca.
TB: Why so much moving?
BB: I don’t know, my mom and dad divorced, so we floated around the Dakotas then moved to Reno for some random reason. I don’t know why. It was like she decided, “Oh Reno! Let’s move there!”
TB: So then you jumped over to Winnemucca?
BB: Yeah, I don’t know why we did that either, I was really little.
TB: Did you like growing up in Winnemucca?
BB: Yeah, I really like it here, a lot of people don’t. I love it. I don’t want to live here for the rest of my life, but I think it’s a good place to grow up.
TB: How do you feel about being a senior this year?
BB: I’m excited to get out of this school and out of Winnemucca, but I’m kind of nervous about the whole [idea of] college and living on my own.
TB: What about college are you most looking forward to?
BB: Being independent, and that’s also what I’m afraid of.
TB: What school are you planning on going to?
BB: I don’t really know yet, I’m just going to apply to schools and see where I get in.
TB: Do you know what you want to study?
BB: No, not really.
TB: What classes are you taking right now?
BB: AP US Government, AP Literature, Spanish III, Honors Chemistry, Band, and Creative Writing.
TB: Wow, sounds like the path to success.
BB: Yeah, I hope it is. It’s kind of an obligation.
TB: Who is your favorite teacher at Lowry?
BB: Probably Mr. Setzer, he is really laid back. He doesn’t have a whole lot of energy, but that’s what is cool. He isn’t crazy and loud. It gets kind of annoying when every single teacher is like that.
TB: Academically, how has your experience at Lowry been?
BB: It has been good, it just depends on if you apply yourself. If you go to school just because you have to go to school you aren’t going to get a good learning experience. If you go to school wanting to learn, you are going to get a good education no matter where you go.
TB: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
BB: I don’t know… I hope I’m successful in some way doing something maybe with a family, maybe not. I’ll just see how it all pans out.
TB: What advice would you give to an incoming freshman?
BB: Don’t get carried away with the whole idea of high school… it can be overwhelming.
TB: Can you recall any memories from when you were a freshman to help younger students relate to you?
BB: I was a pretty weird freshman, I’m not sure if I want to recall those memories.
TB: What do you like to do outside of school?
BB: I hang out with my friends a lot.
TB: Do you have any hobbies?
BB: No, I’m kind of a boring person.