Burlington School News: Authentic Alyssa
February 19, 2021
Alyssa Russell is the 17-year-old daughter of Brenda and Rodney Mustard. Born on July 21, she ended up being the youngest in her class of all boys.
Alyssa has seven siblings, three by blood and four by marriage. Her favorite subject in school is Family and Consumer Science (FACS) class with Mrs. Elliot where she is currently making a quilt. In school she is involved in Student Council, band, and vocal.
She enjoys writing short stories, reading and playing video games. Her favorite book series is "The Inheritance Cycle." She said she needs to re-read them sometime soon.
One of her favorite foods would be her grandmother's pasta salad.
Alyssa has currently been accepted into Oral Roberts University, the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU). She plans to attend SWOSU and get a degree in pharmacy.
She has a lot of advice for the younger students, but one she wants everyone to know is, "Do as much as you are able as an underclassman; give yourself no room for regret."