BlogTeen Spotlights

Teen Spotlight: Anna Colson

Anna Colson

Teen Spotlight: Anna Colson

stats: 17, Senior at Saint James School


  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Tri-M Honor Society
  • Student Ambassador

quotable: “One day at a time.”

her story: Anna shared “My favorite thing about attending Saint James is the feeling of community there. Not only the students, but the teachers and administrators are very supportive and genuinely want me to do my best all of the time.” She is a varsity cheerleader and participates in theatre. She is also on the Frazer Student worship team and the 4 Twelve Leadership team. Anna wants to be remembered as someone who never gives up no matter how hard things get in life. She stated, “I want people to remember me as someone who is very hardworking and determined in everything I do. I want to be remembered as someone who made some kind of impact in others’ lives whether it be being kind, helpful, reassuring, or comforting.”

what’s next: Anna shared, “If I could do anything that I wanted to do, I would pursue music. Whether it be performing, teaching, or helping others through music, that is what I would want to do. I also know that this field requires a lot of luck, so I am currently undecided on my specific college major. I have not decided on what I want to do yet, but I do know that whatever I am doing, I want to be making a difference in others’ lives.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: The best advice she ever received was from her mom, who always says, “be where your feet are,” as a reminder to be in the present and live in the moment. Anna shared that her sister has provided the most inspiration in her life because of how independent and hardworking she is.

parents’ perspective: Anna’s parents, Sam and Kelly, shared, “She’s a multi-talented performer (sings, acts, dances, writes, plays instruments) who can hold a large audience’s attention while at the same being a bit of an introvert. We admire her commitment and desire to do the right thing even when the right thing is the harder way to go.”

parent-to-parent: Sam and Kelly had this advice for other parents, “Just make sure they know they’re loved without any conditions or strings attached. Home should be a safe space where any topic of conversation is ‘in-bounds’ and children are free to express themselves and be who they are.

Top Reviews

Video Widget