By: Zoey Rack
Trysta Raelyn Parton is the daughter of Ashley and Jake Whiles, and Chance Rimer. Parton is involved in Drama Club, Art Club, choir, yearbook, and Future Business Leaders of America.
Parton’s favorite teacher is business teacher, Mrs. Wriedt. She says she has always been there for her through everything and is like a second mom to her. As she has grown up, Parton is most proud of herself for pushing through obstacles and trusting in who she is.
Parton has had many memorable moments over the years but the one that stands out the most happened very recently. "I submitted a portfolio of my artwork in a variety of media forms to audition for a Culver-Stockton art scholarship. After, they told me in-person that they would offer me the highest scholarship and was very impressed with my artwork," Parton said. "I felt very shocked and overwhelmed with excitement."
Parton describes herself as inspirational, artistic, and very driven. The most influential person in her life is her mom because she is always there for her and is her best friend.
Her future plans are to attend Culver-Stockton College and major in Art and Criminal Justice. In ten years Parton sees herself as a detective.