Lucy Yeomans was born and raised in Athens. She attended Athens Montessori and will soon graduate from Clarke Central High School. During high school, Lucy swam for Clarke Central and with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club, ran cross country for Clarke Central, participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Philosophy Club and was a member of the National Honor Society. Lucy also played violin in the orchestra program, an instrument she has played since she was in 4th grade. After graduation Lucy will attend the University of Richmond in Virginia and be a member of its swim team. Lucy lives on the Westside with her mom Marnie, dad Mark and sisters Carson and Raleigh.
What was your favorite class in high school?
I guess it would be AP Language Arts with Mr. [Ian] Altman my Junior year. I really like AP Environmental Science with Mr. [Claude] Gonzalez and AP Physics with Mr. [Scott] Swain.
When we are not sheltering in place, what do you love to do in Athens?
I like walking down Milledge Avenue. I like to get out and walk. Luckily I can still do that now!
When this shelter in place is lifted and you can go to any restaurant you want and eat, where do you think you would want to eat?
I want to go to Waffle House, and I want to eat hashbrowns. Scattered.
What are you doing with all of this extra time at home?
I am sewing a lot. I am keeping up with my homework, but I am doing a lot of sewing like masks and things, and I have been working on a dress too. I am working with Community, the store downtown, and I have been donating masks to them. But, I think I am going to also start working with them a little bit, making masks they would sell to businesses in the community.
If you could travel anywhere in the world with no restrictions, where would you go and why?
I always wanted to go to New Zealand. Just because it is so pretty. I love the beach and the ocean. I love it so much. All the clear water, it seems like such a cool place to go.
If you could see any band or musician, dead or alive, who would it be and where?
Oh, I think this answer would change for me every other day. But, I think I would like to hear Crosby, Stills & Nash. I would prefer a small venue so I could get close up.
If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and where?
I think it would be cool to meet Louisa May Alcott. I wanted to read a biography on her, but I can’t really go into a library right now. She seems like a cool person.
If you could give advice to someone just entering high school, what would you tell them?
I remember when I was on the cross country team, there was a junior and she was really welcoming to the freshmen. She told us, “you are going to grow so much through high school.” I was like, I don’t know…maybe. And, then I did! So, I guess I would tell freshmen the same thing.
Do you have a favorite movie, series or is there something you are into right now?
Forrest Gump is my favorite movie.
Do you have a favorite book or author?
I think my favorite book is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Mr. Altman gave me that book and I love it.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Oh gosh, that is something I have a hard time with because everyone is like, you should have career aspirations. You know, you have the grades. But I don’t really have career aspirations right now. So, I guess I just see myself somewhere doing something I love.
What are three words or phrases that come to mind when you think of the word “home”?
I think of Athens. I think of the trees we have here. I also think of South Georgia beaches, like the Spanish moss and the summer heat of Georgia.