Spotlight: Lizzie Kurban

Article by Rainy Hickman - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Lizzie Kurban is a 9th grader here at Springville Junior High. She’s incredibly sweet and funny, and such a great person to be around. She’s pretty interesting, so if you want to know more about her, just keep on reading!

Lizzie wouldn’t consider herself well known, and is, generally, a friendly person. She thinks that peer pressure is dangerous and would define it as someone saying “do this,” and you’re like “eh,” and they’re like “do it and you’re cool, do and you’re cool.” Then you’re just like, “ok.” She would convince someone someone to do something that they don’t want to by talking to them about it, and try to tell them how it’s beneficial to them.

“Red is the color you feel when angry. Orange is the color you taste when you bite into an orange. Yellow is the color you feel when you smile. Green is the color you feel when you lay in the grass. And the grass is lush and soft. Blue is the color you feel when you jump into a pool. Purple is the color you feel when you’re in love,” Lizzie described each color, as she would to a blind person. If she were a crayon, she would be white. “Because I’m useless,” she joked.

“The desire to be better at something, to push forward, and work hard.” She said, when asked what inspires her. She works towards relaxing in her free time. “I love it when people are interested and passionate about something they do. I admire that they put so much effort into hobbies, or jobs, etc,” she said. Giving up on people I care about, whether it be family, friends, or significant others, would be the hardest to give up on. She thinks it would be harder to tell someone you don’t love them back. Her favorite part of the human face is the eyes. “Eyes are really pretty and you can tell a lot about someone.”

If she were to be any animal, she would be a jellyfish, because they’re squishy and floppy and kinda just flop around then ocean. She would get rid of South and North Dakota, and just make it one big state. She thinks that the most beautiful things in nature are animals, sunsets and oceans.