Sunday, March 26, 2023

Carroll Student Becomes Published Author

Carroll ISD student Brittany Tew (pictured left) can add another achievement to her list of accomplishments. Tew, who is currently Miss Teen Southlake, is now a published author. The teenager wrote and published the book “Triumphing Over Tragedy”, a colorful children’s book about coping with loss. The book is available in paperback on

Brittany was inspired to write the book based on personal loss. At 16 years old, Brittany is the oldest of five daughters. Two of her siblings passed away at a young age, both victims of a rare brain disease. Brittany said by sharing her story, she might inspire hope in other children who are facing heartbreak.

In addition to writing, Brittany also serves as the beloved Carroll ISD mascot “Charlie”.  She was recently renamed be the mascot for the 2012-2013 school year. Brittany is also an honors student, accomplished ventriloquist and plays piano.