Catherine Bryant, junior in finance and biomedical sciences, is a Miss Auburn candidate who believes in “a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities,” her chosen line from the Auburn Creed, so much so that she is campaigning on these values.
“I believe that the rest of our Creed cannot be accomplished without stepping outside of our comfort zones first,” Bryant said. “It’s not easy to be the ‘human touch’ to someone you don’t understand. It’s scary to put in ‘work, hard work’ with fear of failure, and it’s uncomfortable to give ‘honesty and truthfulness’ to yourself and others.”
Bryant hopes that her platform will encourage people to push through these growing pains and live the Auburn Creed.
Pushing through fear and uncertainty, Bryant said, has been a part of her Auburn journey from the beginning.
As an out-of-state student from Texas, moving to Auburn was a time when she learned the value of pushing through these emotions.
“Today I look at ‘out of state’ as a gift because it challenged me to look at every person I met as a potential friend and every risk as my next great adventure,” Bryant said. “This line of the Creed has always been a reminder and challenge of that for me.”
Bryant wants to share the power she has found in self-belief with her Auburn Family.
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“My slogan, ‘Believe in Bryant,’ is a reminder to believe in myself as much as it is a cheesy campaign slogan,” Bryant said. “That’s been a big part of my Auburn story — strangers believing in me when I didn’t even believe in myself.”
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