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Shelby Leigh Brewer
Shelby Leigh Brewer is an agribusiness major from Madison, Mississippi and anticipates graduating in May 2020. What's her favorite thing about home? "My parents, my horse, and my friends from high school. Surprisingly enough, I have as much fun hanging around and running errands with my parents as I do with anything else. It's hard to explain, but we all just have a really unique bond and they know me and understand me better than any other people so they're easy for me to be around. I just really enjoy them." Another aspect she loves about home are her horse and the barn where she works. "I've always loved horses and I"ve taken riding lessons at this barn since the first grade and eventually bought myself a horse before the ninth grade. At that point, I started working at that barn (mucking stalls, feeding horses, and filling water buckets) and I still work there on weekends a lot. It is one of the most therapeutic activities that I can do because it gives me a good amount of time alone, just to think. It's my quiet time and I really need that." She also enjoys time with friends. "Many of my friends attend Mississippi College and Millsaps so they are always around when I come home. We've actually grown closer after being at college for a year." Shelby Leigh said, "Honestly, my favorite thing about Mississippi State is academics. Part of me wishes that I could say that the social environment is my favorite because I want to have fun, but I really focused on my school this semester because I wanted to start strong. I could not be happier with the way this year has gone. I am proud of my hard work and have greatly enjoyed my professors and I truly believe that the social aspect of college will come as I get closer to my major and more involved on campus." In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her horse. "He's really goofy and silly and I love to mess with him. He's a lot like a big puppy dog. I also really love having time to myself. I am an introvert so it is very important for me to get that alone time to just be in my own head. Other than that I just enjoy dilly-dallying around with my parents and friends." A fun fact about Shelby Leigh is that she took ballet for many years.