Alyssa Stump, a Williamstown Center/Excessive College pupil, is a member of the Williamstown marching band and jazz band.
Alayna Garst, left, and Alyssa Stump take an image earlier than leaving for an away soccer sport.
Alyssa Stump attends the West Virginia Oil and Fuel Competition in Sistersville Park with the Williamstown Marching Band. From left, Makayla Davidson, Ellie Hanlon, Adam Tucker, Carson Rose, Alyssa Stump, Truit Robinson, Jacob Lunduski, and Rylan Gedan.
Alyssa Stump and different Williamstown band members take an image on the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational in Charleston. From left, Ellie Hanlon, Carson Rose, Alyssa Stump, Adam Tucker, Makayla Davidson, and Ryan Gedon.
Alyssa Stump attended the West Virginia All-State Band auditions with a few of her bandmates in Charleston. From left, Carson Rose, Adam Tucker, Alyssa Stump, and Truit Robinson.
Alyssa Stump takes an image earlier than a Williamstown soccer sport.
WILLIAMSTOWN — Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Stump is “dead-set” on learning the Korean language.
“Languages are very cool,” she mentioned. “And there’s so many various methods you may talk with another person.”
Stump plans to go to Davis and Elkins after commencement, the place she was awarded two scholarships. She mentioned she acquired a $16,000 scholarship for good grades. She was additionally chosen for the Residents Financial institution of West Virginia Rising Leaders Scholarship. This can present Stump with a complete of $40,000 unfold over 4 years. Stump was required to submit an essay telling how she would pay the scholarship ahead to the state of West Virginia.
Stump is excited about majoring in communications and learning overseas language, particularly Korean. This was the one school that she appeared into that provided Korean. She knew that she wished to pursue the language as quickly as she began writing it.
“As quickly as I began writing it down, simply the best way it’s written alone was sufficient to place my mind into some kind of trance,” she mentioned.
Stump is not sure of the profession path she is going to take after school, however mentioned her dad gave her the concept of turning into a information reporter in another country. She additionally plans to check no less than two different languages, so she will be generally known as a Polyglot, somebody who is aware of and is ready to use 4 or extra languages.
Stump has a real ardour for taking part in music. She began enjoying the piano on the age of 10. Sooner or later she determined she wished to play the instrument, and begged her mother and father to let her. One in all her neighbors, who gave out classes, taught her to play, and he or she has caught with it to at the present time.
“I like how tough it may truly get, as a result of there are such a lot of keys and there’s a lot you may truly do basically,” she mentioned.
After attempting coloration guard for a 12 months, Stump determined she wished to affix the marching band. She requested her associates what the best instrument to be taught was, and so they instructed her it was the trumpet, as a result of it solely had three buttons. Stump mentioned it was tough to be taught, however she wouldn’t change devices even when she had the prospect. This 12 months, Stump was chosen as a co-section chief, alongside Truit Robinson, within the trumpet part.
“I like the way it’s very easy to get together with everybody and try for a particular aim in thoughts, particularly getting higher,” she mentioned.
Stump is a 3.9 GPA pupil. Her favourite topic to check is music, however she additionally enjoys studying about math. She takes school programs like School English and Political Science to assist her put together for school, and problem herself.
Stump is a member of the Williamstown jazz band, Nationwide Honor Society, and Environmental membership. Jazz band is an after college program, the place college students get the prospect to be taught jazz music.
“It’s enjoyable to be taught a brand new kind of music,” she mentioned. “Simply to discover ways to get into the rhythm of all of it.”
The Environmental Membership discusses the impression members could make on the setting.
In her spare time, she volunteers via the band and the NHS. After the 4th of July fireworks, she helped clear up the aftermath with the band. She additionally volunteered with the Salvation Military of Marietta to kind Christmas presents.
“It was very nice to have the ability to assist different individuals like that,” she mentioned. “It makes me really feel fairly complete.”
Stump additionally enjoys studying, practising her devices, making crafts, and portray.
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