Jennifer Browne, a member of the Fuquay-Varina High School Class of 2013, has been tracing her family history for the past three years. She joined the FVHS Family History /Genealogy Club in April 2010.
Browne was born in Yang-Zhou, Nanjing Province, China, and adopted at the age of five months by Kevan and Irene Browne of Canada. Her family moved to Fuquay-Varina in the fall of 2008. The next year, she became a freshman at FVHS, and has been active in a number of several student organizations, including National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National Achievers, Key Club, Interact and the Science Club. She also was a member of the Peer Tutoring Board.
For the past two years, Browne has served as president of the Family History / Genealogy Club. Under her administration, the club has maintained a membership of more than 50 students, and has assisted with research going back 2,000 years and covering four continents.
Browne began her genealogy by conducting family interviews and then extended her research to include the state library and archives in Raleigh. She had a great interest in finding out more about her adoptive parents and their stories.
Using primarily online resources, Browne recorded six generations of her family. She is proud of her family and looks forward to continued research after graduation.
Browne plans to major in International Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.