‘We have Great Friends’

A Q&A with Aspen Lawson


Aspen Lawson is a senior in high school. Her friends say she is fun and bright. She is quite a social person and she skipped her junior year. Lawson has been in the Lakeland School District from kindergarten to second grade, and from sophomore to junior/senior year.


Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: “I like making music, writing, painting drawing, and doing makeup. In my free time, I am doing a lot of creative art. It’s the way that I am able to express myself in a productive way, and I am able to present it in a way that can be appreciated.”

Q: Do you play any instruments?
A: “I do guitar, both acoustic and electric, I play drums, I learned a little of piano, banjo, zither, bass, dulcimer and I sing. I play a lot of instruments because it helped me get through a lot, and I like to create something that helped me and others get through similar situations and give back.”

Q: What is your dream job?
A: “I am hoping to be a professional musician. I will hopefully write music, tour, do concerts, and I want to take a good amount of the money and donate it to charity. Music has always been comforting when people would not listen; I could find songs to help me that I could lean on, and I feel drawn to give back to music as it gave to me.”

Q: What are your plans for after high school?
A: “Right now, I have sent in music to different labels and some have gotten back and want to sign, if not that, then I am going to California or Texas to get a master’s in psychology.”

Q: What actress would you like to have play you in a movie about your life?
A: “Blake lively it would be really cool. Even if they didn’t look like me I would want Winona Ryder, Emma stone, or Drew Barrymore. Winona Ryder is a great role model of mine, Emma Stone is really good at acting and it would be really cool to be portrayed by her, Drew Barrymore is just so fun and I have been told I look like her when she was young.”

Q: What is something you are passionate about?
A: “The arts in general I feel like it is becoming such a lost talent. People are always focusing on bigger, better, and more technologically advanced, and people forget that feelings can be expressed through painting and sculpture.”

Q: If you could tell your childhood self one thing, what would it be?
A: “It’s okay. We’re doing very well, we have some great friends, and a bright future it will work out. Also, stop cutting your bangs and let them grow out!”

Q: What is your favorite go-to dance song that no one knows?
A: “My Way Soon” by Greta van Fleet or “99 Luftballons” by Nena. They are just fun songs to jam out to.“