Spotlight on RCS Students
Alden Earwood: Small Town Life Soothing
By Carrie Dixon
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Alden Earwood has moved from larger cities such as San Antonio and Buffalo, New York to small towns such as his current home – Roxboro, North Carolina.
Alden said it was not hard to move from a large city to a small town. The differences were simply noise and availability of restaurants and other public places. He said being in smaller towns, where everyone knows each other, provides a soothing sense of camaraderie.
He explained the difficulty he faced trying to make friends while moving. He said that as time progressed he closed up, because making friends only to move six months later wasn’t fun. He became very shy. Moving constantly meant a new school and he had issues making friends, but Alden always attempted to keep an optimistic outlook.
Alden plans to live in Roxboro until he attends college, and then, depending on his interest, he will either stay in Roxboro or move again. He plans to go into medicine, science or robotics as a career path. Although Alden likes to challenge himself academically, he believes that there is always room for improvement. He tries to always do his best.