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Hi I'm Hilary!

I'm a daughter, a friend, a student, and a book-lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior attending college here in Provo, UT. I am majoring in Social Science Secondary Education, and I am so excited to become a teacher to share the love of learning I discovered as I was growing up. I love playing music (I played the tuba for 7 years through high school and middle school!), singing, reading, baking (desserts are so delicious), and finding good deals (but I'm not at the extreme couponing level). I love watching movies and tv shows and spending time at home and with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up in a family that was already strong members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I grew older, I had constant support from my parents and sisters, but I was always encouraged to develop my own testimony and faith in Christ. I choose to follow Him each day because I know He lives and He loves me. He constantly blesses me and comforts me when I am overwhelmed with life. When I am worried, He sends me peace and the knowledge that everything will go according to His will. I am so glad to always have someone in my corner looking out for me. I am old enough now to look back on my life and see where I am constantly falling short and not doing things right, but I still choose to press on in happiness because I know my Heavenly Father loves me no matter what and wants to help me become the best I can be. I can see now the difference between who I was and who I am striving to be, and I choose to live the happier life I learn of by being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

In my hometown, I was one of a relatively small group of members, but most people in our community knew who we were. I constantly answered questions about what Mormons believe and did my best to represent my faith well amongst my peers, friends, teachers, leaders, and acquaintances. In what I call my "home ward," I served in many callings/positions in the Primary music program for young children, with the teenage girls after I graduated from high school, and as the organist and chorister (not at the same time!) for our congregation. At first I was very nervous playing and standing in front of our whole ward, but it helped me learn how to be more comfortable in front of large groups. Here in my "student ward" as I attend school, I've usually helped in musical ways.