Jordan Hicks: The Boy Down the Street

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While I may just look like your everyday boy who lives down the street, I am so much more than that. I grew up in Kennesaw, GA with my mom, dad, sister, and overly cute dog, Baily. Growing up, I was pushed into almost every sport you could think of; baseball, soccer, basketball, and even football. News flash, I sucked at all of them. My family was huge into sports; however, with me, sports never seemed to stick. Instead of being on a court or baseball field, I would much rather play outside with a few friends. I was a very shy kid, so shy that the chances of you to get me to talk were zero to none. Teachers would complain to my parents all the time that I would not talk in class and that they were worried about why I was so bashful to just about everyone. However; that all changed in the 9th grade when I discovered the world of theatre.


From the moment I hit the stage, my personality did a complete 360. I became way more outgoing, confident, and some would even say obnoxious or loud. I loved the attention that being on stage brought me and I fell in love with the idea that I was able to be someone else while others watch. In high school, I performed in every single show as well as participated in over 3 different types of choirs. Theatre has given to a chance to shine in ways that I never dreamed possible.


After 4 years of high school theater, I decided that the stage is where I wanted to spend the rest of my life. College was a very last minute decision for me, however, I’m so thankful that I decided to go. Up until the last week of my senior year summer, I was enrolled at both KSU and Piedmont. I genuinely had no idea where I wanted to go and felt as if it was just not worth all the stress. At the very last minute, I trusted my gut and moved up to Piedmont College.


Here at Piedmont, I have found a new love for Mass communications. Over the last 3 years, I have taken many classes in the mass commutations field and I’m interested to see where this huge career path could take me. While also being up at Piedmont, I have developed a new love for personal fitness and staying active. I work out almost every day and try to live a lifestyle that is both healthy and fun. I have an amazing friend group here at Piedmont, and I can’t believe that my journey here is coming to an end so soon.


When going out into the real world, I still have questions and uncertainties about what I want to do and where I want to go. However; I am fully ready to take on the workforce and make a name for myself in whatever that may be. From theater to mass commutations, I’m eager to see what this world has to offer for the basic boy that lived down the street.

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