Stephens Plans to Soar Into the Next Chapter
Bred in the Bluegrass and rooted in his heritage, Brennan Stephens is ready to soar to new heights after graduating high school.
A Rose Hill native and graduate, Stephens has spent his high school career focusing on bettering himself and finding his limits. From becoming Beta club president, to an honored athlete in both archery and baseball, Stephens has always pushed himself to be a person who has a very diverse skill set.
“I don’t want to be focused on one thing, I want to be a jack of all trades, I can do pretty much anything kind of person,” said Stephens.
Stephens joined the archery team in fifth grade, and was one of the original members of the Rose Hill team. He has also been on the varsity baseball team for six years.
“I really love competing and trying to be the best I can be. I guess that's one thing I really like about archery–archery is an individual sport. It's me competing against myself. I also like the person to person competition, like in baseball, and I guess I just enjoy trying to get a little bit better–trying to find limits,” remarked Stephens.
Stephens is also heavily involved in music, raised on the bluegrass and country music of his home; Stephens has been playing the mandolin for over a year now.
Inspired by his family and teachers, Stephens stated that he owes his motivation to his hardworking family and those around him.
Stephens plans to join the United States Air Force and attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He hopes to possibly pursue a major in mechanical engineering and attend pilot school after his graduation.
“I want to work for something bigger than myself, be involved and be a part of something that serves the greater good. I love this nation and I don’t want my freedoms just to be given to me. I want to feel like I have played a part in helping to keep those,” commented Stephens.
Danna Powers, a high school English teacher at Rose Hill, has known Stephens since he came to Rose Hill in the first grade. She could not be prouder of his accomplishments and his ambition.
“Ever since he was an elementary student, he has wanted to be in one of the military academies,” stated Powers. “He’s driven. He wanted to do this, and he did it.”
Stephens is set to graduate as part of Rose Hill’s class of 2023, both highly praised and decorated by his school and his community.