Lily Buysee

CD Hylton High School

Class of 2017 

What extracurricular activities and hobbies do you enjoy?

I enjoy umpiring, cooking, exercising, and volunteering to help local organizations.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would you pick? Why?

I would want to have dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt because she was a strong woman. She was open in disagreements with her husband and supported racial issues. If I could pick anyone to have dinner with, I would want it to be someone that I could learn from and who speaks their mind. 

What has been your proudest moment?

My proudest moment was presenting my research project that I completed at the governors school for agriculture. My group and I had put in a large amount of time and effort and knowing that we were finished was a huge accomplishment.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would like to learn another language and culture. I think that without the culture, a language doesn't reach it's full potential and in my eyes, culture is a fascinating topic, especially the ways that various cultures differ. 

What would be the title of your autobiography?

I plan on doing a lot more in life so I can't really pick a title yet. But at this point, I can tell that it would be related to feminism because this is an very important issue to me. 

Why are you committing to the Inspired Year?

I wanted to make a difference in my community, I don't want to just sit back and pass up great opportunities. 

What does civic engagement mean to you?

Civic engagement means participating in the betterment of the community. 

What's your favorite thing about Virginia?

I like the diversity of virginia. If you go further south, Virginia is more country but in northern Virginia, since it's closer to DC, there is a lot of diversity and it's more like a city. 

Where would you like to see Virginia in 20 years?

I would like Virginia to have more participation in the government from citizens and have citizens be further educated on matters affecting them in the government. 

If you could tell Governor McAuliffe one thing, what would you tell him?

I would tell governor McAuliffe that I admire his work in building the economy and creating jobs.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about you? 

Not that I can think of.