Spring 2012 Weavers

Andrew J. Pappas

Andrew J. Pappas was born and raised in Brentwood, New York. Through out his childhood he was always a family-oriented person and always had an appreciation for music and song writing. In middle school he was diagnosed with a learning disability and put into a resource room to help him along with his studies. He was involved in choir in the 6th grade and had to sacrifice giving choir up because the resource room took up space in his schedule. When he entered high school he was able to fit choir back into his schedule. He discovered through compliments of teachers and peers, that he had a natural born talent with singing. Andrew graduated from Brentwood High School in 2008 and went on to pursue a college education. From high school to present day, Andrew has been involved in numerous choral groups and is recognized for his caliber with singing classical music. He currently resides in Harrisburg, North Carolina. He is now the President of a poetry and spoken word club called “Word Warriors” at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, where he currently attends. Andrew has received the “Creative Writing Award” for a piece he wrote in the poetry genre called “Thoughts”. He is now looking for ways to broaden the impact that “Word Warriors” has on the local community.

Some of Andrew’s favorite composers are Mozart, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Eric Whitacre. He enjoys listening to all genres of music and appreciates the art of creativity. Andrew has many favorite books. A few of these books are Holes by Louis Sachar, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.