CROWD: Cameron Kelley

Photo by Sara Holmes / The Flare
Photo by Sara Holmes / The Flare

Age: 20

Classification: Sophomore

Major: English

Hometown: Marshall

What is your dream job? Something that I don’t even consider work. So, that could be nothing other than succeeding in my efforts to become an established writer of fiction… or becoming famous in a rock band. Whatever comes first.

How did you decide to study your major? What influenced you? My teachers and professors. The majority of my English instructors were all so enamored with the works they were studying, and busy writing their own pieces of literature, that it really made me appreciate the art and want to be a part of it all.

Why did you choose KC? I have so many friends who graduated from high school that attend KC, so it kind of feels like I’m back with my old pals again. Not to mention it’s very affordable, especially in-district.

What are some of your other interests/hobbies/talents? I’ve always had a passion for music, particularly anything to do with singing. People say I have a nice voice, so I’ve tried to put it to work with several bands during my initial college years. I’m also fascinated by technology and enjoy following the cutting-edge of all sciences. I’ve won a few awards online for my short stories, though I’ve never really attempted to publish anything. I’m something of a perfectionist when it comes to my writing, so I’d only be comfortable submitting my very best.

Who is your favorite author/inspiration and why? My favorite author is Mark Twain, by far. His wit and satire have always impressed me, and I especially appreciate the pieces he developed later in his life.

If you are transferring, where do you plan to go and why? Unless Harvard changes their mind about me, I’ll more than likely return to the University of North Texas. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? I’m too laid-back to plan 10 years in advance. I have no idea. Alive and enjoying whatever I end up doing, hopefully.