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Amy Terry

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Amy Terry, a resident of Hays, Kansas, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rory and Barbara Terry. She told us about the journey that brought her to Kansas,

My family was abnormally nomadic since my father was in the Air Force. Most of my childhood memories are set in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where I went to pre-school, kindergarten, and K+ (an optional grade between kindergarten and first offered to students whom they feel aren't ready to "move on"). I suppose that was me, not ready to move on; I think "socially immature" is the term they used. My time spent in Oklahoma developed my love for nature and simplicity, as did our summer trips to Utah to see family. I rolled in the mud, wore cowboy boots, and built forts.

Thereafter, my father left OSU to teach at Fort Hays State University, bringing us to Hays, Kansas. Hays, a nearly all-Catholic college town, was a cultural jolt to my Mormon parents. I began playing the violin in fourth grade, and still practice three days a week. Through middle school and high school I took part in many activities: soccer, track, cross-country, intramurals, orchestra, and DECA. Like most teens, my parents and I had disagreements about my lifestyle, but they were short lived.

Amy graduated high school in 2009. She says that going to college was a "no-brainer" since her father worked at Fort Hays State and she would receive a full tuition cut. She's currently a freshman double majoring in writing and photography. Amy says that she's been waiting her whole life to feel free and independent, which is exactly how she feels when she walks across campus from class to class. Upon graduation, Amy would like to pursue a career in photojournalism where she can blend her love for diversity, culture, music and people.

Yearning for diversity in a somewhat dry town, Amy has joined a collection of organizations like the Gay-Straight Alliance, Human Rights Group, Concert Choir, and Action for Animals.

When she's not busy with her studies and organizations, Amy enjoys writing, exercising, playing intramural sports, and playing music (violin, piano, guitar, drums, and bass). She has recently joined a band where she plays bass and sings. She's also learning how to skate. Amy says, "The only time I sit still is when I'm writing."

We are thrilled that this young activist, musician, photojournalist and writer will be sharing her pictures and words with us here.

You can browse through entries from Amy's complete historical archives here.


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