Mary Stagmaier ‘10
Hometown: Signal Mountain, Tenn.
What are some of the classes you will be taking this year?
This year I am taking just three AP’s: BC calculus, Studio Art, and Environmental Science. I also will be taking Eastern Religion and Ethics. For English, I am taking Bible as Literature.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of your Baylor experience so far?
I wish you had not asked me this question! Everything at Baylor has been such a rewarding experience, it is hard to pinpoint just a few. This past summer, I was able to go to Washington D.C. and Colorado for school trips. I learned so many life lessons and gained so many invaluable memories that I am forever grateful to Baylor for granting me these experiences. Another rewarding aspect of Baylor has been the relationships and memories that I have gained through my peers and faculty. I know thirty years from now I will still be talking with my coaches, teachers, and friends.
What or who inspires you and why?
Those who work selflessly and diligently are the ones who inspire me the most. First of all, my parents have always been there for me, pushing me to be my best self. Their humble ways and honest love have inspired me to become like them one day. I also am greatly inspired by Coach McMahan, my track coach and advisor. He has taught me so many life lessons and constantly encourages me to do better. Without these people in my life, it would be so much harder for me to live the way I do.
What was the last book you read?
I just finished reading the three tragedies written by Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Now, I am starting to read Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand.
What do you believe is the biggest challenge facing our country? The world?
One of the biggest problems throughout the entire world today is our lack of respect and honesty. Too many people do not think twice about the feelings of others when they act or speak in a rude manner. A simple white lie is perceived as “no big deal.” I feel that so many people today have lost the common courtesies of “please” and “thank you.”
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