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Freshman Year

Tyra C. Searcy

Age: 17

Hometown: Florissant, Missouri

Schools applied to: Yale University, Vanderbilt University, Barnard College, Lafayette College, Washington University in St. Louis, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University, Howard University, Rockhurst University, Kentucky State University, Philander Smith College, Hanover College, Dillard University, Alabama A&M University, and University of Missouri - Kansas City

Meet Tyra Searcy From Florissant, Missouri 1:38

What I plan on studying in college: I have no idea what I will major in. I do, however, have a love for English, journalism, and women and gender Studies.

Status for the fall: I'll be going to Vanderbilt University.

What I'm most excited for at college: I am most excited about being away from home. I have a passion for traveling and exploring new places, so being in college will allow me to do that. I will also be able to meet new people, experiment with different foods, and learn about different cultures that are not present in the St. Louis area.

What I'm most nervous for at college: I am most nervous about meeting my roommate and getting to know her. I always have the fear that we will not be compatible.

Tyra Searcy