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Hi I'm Flannery

I'm a student and a musician. I play piano, organ, oboe, and mallet percussion. I'm in marching band and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior and the section leader of the pit percussion in my school's marching band. I also play the oboe in my school's Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. I've taken piano lessons since I was 8 and I play the piano for the choir in my church. I've moved around a lot; I've lived in California, Pennsylvania, Utah, Indiana, Washington, and Illinois. I'm about to graduate from high school and start studying molecular biology at BYU with minors in music and chemistry.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are Mormon, my father from several generations and my mother a convert at age 19. I've always known that I want to be sealed in the temple and I've tried to live in such a way that I can always be worthy to go there. As I've gotten older, I've gained a testimony in the power of prayer and of scripture study. Through my discussions with friends and peers, I've come to learn much more about the Gospel and realized how everything we are taught makes sense and works together in such a way that every single person is given many chances to be the best person they can be. I know that families can be together forever and that we are each loved and cared for by our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively sharing my standards and beliefs with those I interact with at school, work, and other organizations. I'm open about what I've chosen to do and not to do. I talk about religion a lot with my teachers and peers and I answer any questions they might have about Mormons and what we believe. I go to seminary every morning before school and I often share my experiences there with others I am the pianist for the choir at my church and I am a secretary in the Young Women's organization.