What’s your name? Do you have a nickname(s)?
“LiAna Patterson, my parents like to call me Lili.”
Describe your senior year in three words.
“Senior year was hectic, but also fun and exciting.”
Your favorite high school memory?
“Going around Pensacola taking pictures of my friends is one of my favorite hobbies. I love exploring the city with some of my favorite people. More specifically, climbing around Scenic Bluffs is a really great memory for me.”
What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
“I am part of National Honor Society as well as the school and a club volleyball team. I used to be on the soccer team, but it was just too cold for me! I also volunteer at the Hotel for Dogs and Cats, which is an awesome place to visit and hang out with some animals if you haven’t already!”
What are your plans for after high school?
“After high school I’m going to college to study who knows what. I hope to find something I love!”
If you could have one song play every time you entered a room, which song would you choose?
“I think if September by Earth, Wind and Fire played, everyone would always be dancing when I arrived and that’d be pretty sweet.”
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
“I would go visit Iceland because it’s a dream of mine to hike around and take photos of the landscape there.”
What are three things you must do in your lifetime?
“I have to find a passion I can do for my whole life without getting bored, own at least 3 dogs at once, and visit all seven continents.”
How do you spend your free time?
“I’m usually hanging out with friends either wandering around Pensacola or watching movies and eating a whole lot of break’n’bake cookies.”
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
“I would want to be a dolphin, since they’re such smart and social animals, always hanging out and touring the world with each other.”
What inspires you?
“My brother inspires me, since he did all of this three years before I did. He’s really an amazing guy and I aspire to be like him.”
Finish this sentence: “When I was young, I used to imagine myself as…”
“A veterinarian that EXCLUSIVELY took care of tigers.”
Where do you hope to be in 10 years?
“Anywhere as long as I am happy and fulfilled.”
What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Who gave it to you?
“My parents have always said “don’t look for trouble” and I really think that’s a good tactic applicable to every part of life.”
If you were stranded on an island, what 5 things would you bring with you, and why?
“I’d bring a portable cell phone charger and my cell phone in case there’s a bit of service to call for help, and an umbrella, full picnic basket, and speaker in case there’s not. Better to enjoy yourself if you can, right?”
What are you most proud of accomplishing while you were in high school?
“In high school I am proud to say that I made some of my very best friends who I hope to be pals with for my whole life.”