Beauty and Brains


Brianna Sierra, sophomore, is an extraordinary student here at KHS, and an even more extraordinary young woman and human being. She never fails to ask if those around her are okay and happy; she does everything in her power that they are more than just happy when they are no longer around her.

Sierra carries a light and happy atmosphere with her despite her usually darker style with a soft voice that is filled with interest that never wavers no matter the subject.

Sierra is that person everyone confides in, she is her friend’s escape where they can vent all pent-up feelings too. She makes them feel carefree, untroubled, and radiant. She’s the one girls go to when feeling insecure and yet she never fails in making them understand that they are gorgeous, beautiful, and heavenly; even with tears falling from their eyes.

“I don’t mind giving my time and energy to my friends when they need me. Knowing that I can help them through a tough time makes it all worthwhile.” voiced Sierra with a soft smile on her face.

Helping others comes naturally to Sierra; she’s always surprised when someone comes to her for advice despite it happening time and time again. But each time she gives them her full attention,

“It has always made me extremely happy that others consider me their safe place to talk about and express these overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Being that person has taught me a lot about empathy and understanding. It’s helped me become a better friend and person,” happily stated Sierra.

Sierra takes the time to truly listen to her friends and understand what they’re going through. She doesn’t just hear what her friends are saying, but she actively engages with them and asks questions to gain a deeper understanding.

“I try to be honest with my friends when they’re going through something tough, even if it’s hard to hear. I want to be supportive, but also realistic.” she expressed with a serious tone.

Sierra is extremely empathetic. She not only understands her friends’ problems but also shares her emotions in each conversation. This quality allows her to provide comfort and support in a way that is genuine and heartfelt.

“I like being the person that my friends can turn to when they need someone to talk to. It makes me feel like I’m making a difference in their lives. Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say or how to help, but I try my best to listen and offer support.” she explained with a gentle voice.

She has always been trustworthy, reliable, and responsible. She understands the importance of keeping her friends’ secrets and never betraying their trust. Sierra is always there whenever her friends are in need, even if it means sacrificing her own time and energy.

“It can be hard at times, but I know how important it is for my friends to have someone to talk to. I’m happy to be that person for them. I feel honored that my friends trust me enough to be vulnerable around me. It’s a big responsibility, but I take it seriously” Sierra stated fondly.

Sierra is what most consider the therapist of the friend group, but she is way more that than she is the mom of the group she is funny, intelligent, beautiful, and an extraordinary human being who enjoys an adventure collecting pins for her pin collection but also takes pride in nights at home listening to Lady Gaga, with some chicken alfredo watching horror movies or baking. She is a teenager who enjoys the new things in life as well as the old, and makes sure others do too.