Of course, Adrianna is no stranger to pushing herself outside her comfort zone. As a sixth grader, Adrianna decided to try out for the golf team--one of the only girls to do so. "I had never played before, and I was really awful, but I just decided to go for it. I didn't even tell my parents I was trying out!" She made the golf team, but those early days weren't pretty. "Coach Every let me on the team as an extra player even though I was getting maximum scores." Thank goodness he did! "I fell in love with golf, and I've been playing ever since! Without the opportunity Coach Every gave me I never would have continued on. I would have been discouraged, but instead it was a great forum to learn how to play!"
Adrianna has been a member of the Shorecrest golf team for the past seven years. During four of those seven years, she has been the lone female team member. Adrianna has steadily improved throughout the years, earning top three in districts and a spot in the regional tournament all four years of high school, as well as being named the Tampa Bay Times Honorable Mention Female Golfer of the Year one year. "I really love golf. I love the sport, and I just love being on the team!" Adrianna hopes to continue her golf career in college either on the intramural squad or as a walk-on to her university's team.
The focus that kept Adrianna on the golf course in those Middle School days also drives her success in the classroom. Even when things don't come naturally to her at first, Adrianna's ability to stay the course until she masters the skill or understands the material is something that is admired by both her peers and her teachers. One teacher put it plainly, "Students like Adrianna are one of the main reasons I am a teacher. Helping an invested student reach their potential is an amazing experience."
And this drive is one of the reasons that her classmates and teachers have no doubt that she will be successful in whatever she pursues. "My dream job would be to work at CNBC," she says. "I really like business and analyzing the stock market, but I'm also a really social person, so if I could have some kind of public speaking job within the field of finance and investment, I would just love that."