“Everything works out in the end, so if it hasn’t worked out then it’s not the end.” This quote sticks with Zoe Flood throughout everyday and reminds her that everything will work out. When Zoe leaves high school she wants to be remembered as the girl who always had a positive attitude and impacted others everyday by giving them a smile, hug, or a laugh when they need it. 

Zoe Flood was born on April 27, 2004 to Amber Swearingen and Christopher Flood and has two brothers, Blaise and Maverick. Throughout high school, Zoe has been involved in many different extracurricular activities; Art Club and volleyball for four years, FCCLA for two years, and band for one year. Zoe's special talent is that she has the ability to play multiple instruments and she taught herself how to play them all. She can play the piano, clarinet, flute, and violin. Zoe says, “my favorite memories were definitely spent during volleyball with the people who have been my family since day one. Everytime I walked on the court, whether it was practice or a game, I knew I had everyone's support.” Zoe knows that all of her teammates will always have her back. She enjoys listening to Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Lane, and Pitbull. Zoe also enjoys eating pasta, California rolls, and KitKats. Her ideal Friday night would consist of going to get ice cream in the summer with her cousins, Paige and Payton. 

“Jo Davis, Abigail Steinfort, Susan Steinfort, Kaci Smith, and Chris Flood have all helped make me a better person,” says Flood. They have all shown her that she can be her own independent person and they have all treated her with respect and kindness. Her relationships with them will last forever. Zoe plans to go to a training academy for criminal justice or dispatch and then decide on if she will move to a bigger city in Kansas or a different state. She advises underclassmen to not let anyone change who they are and focus on yourselves and what they are doing right now. 

Mrs. Steinfort was asked the type of person Zoe is and what advice she would like to give her, Mrs. Steinfort responds by saying, “Zoe is a conscientious young woman who knows what she wants. She has a caring heart and a willingness to help others that shows. Zoe stands out from a crowd because of her refreshing honesty and unique style. Some thoughtful advice that I would give to her is to take one day at a time and not let the demands of life overwhelm her. God has created her with a special plan for her life and I hope she seeks Him in following that plan!”

Article by: Kaylee Skalla