Highlighting Relationships: Class of 2021 Best Friends Forever – Brooke Cureton& Kenzie Jaycox


By: Brooke Cureton & Kenzie Jaycox

The Class of 2021 has many close friendships that can be highlighted.  The first one that we would like to focus on is the decade-long friendship of Brooke Cureton and Kenzie Jaycox.  Read the accounts of their friendship and what binds them together below.


Brooke Cureton

Going back to 4th grade was when Kenzie and I became best friends. I remember making fun of her because she wore toe shoes to school every day. I didn’t like her at first because I was just mean. Eventually, our sisters made us get along and be friends because they were friends and we were altogether quite a bit. When I finally gave her a chance we were inseparable, we were together every single day. We went through a lot together in only our first year of being friends which only brought us closer together. 

The amount of wild nights we’ve had together is crazy. You know it’s gonna be a good time if we’re there together. I’ll never forget the time we went to a party and before we got out of the car we would always say “we can not leave each other’s side the whole time we are here!” Well, that night we had been there for a while, and then I looked over and Kenzie was no longer next to me. I started to panic and looked around everywhere for her and still didn’t see her. I slightly heard her voice and looked over to the field and there she was walking around by herself talking on the phone. I ran over to her freaking out because she walked off without me and I couldn’t find her.

I always love spending time with her and her family. They are like my second family and I always feel welcome when I go over there. Growing up if we were not at my house then we were at her Aunt Amy’s house or Mamaw Marys. My family has always considered her family and loves her like their own. 

From sleepless nights, staying up talking, big parties, crying about boys, food runs, fights, shopping trips, family gatherings, to now a pregnancy we have been through it all together. No matter how long we go without talking we always pick up where we left off. That girl has been there for me through some of my darkest moments and has never given up on me. I know I can count on her for anything no matter the situation, as she can me.

When Kenzie told me she was pregnant I was so excited and wanted to tell everyone. The fact that I had to keep it a secret for a while killed me because I was overly excited. We talked about what the baby was going to be and both of us wanted a girl so bad. When she had the gender reveal I was ecstatic to finally find out, I cried when that pink confetti came out of the cannon. Kenzie and Dawson are going to be the best parents to Kenzly and I have no doubt about that. She is definitely going to be spoiled and will think she has three parents because I will treat her like my own.

I could literally go on and on talking about our friendship but here’s just a little back story. But the thing I want her to know the most is that the day we became friends she changed my life for the better. I am forever grateful to have you as my best friend, although we don’t talk every day I think about you constantly. I will never tell your secrets and not just because you’ve got more dirt on me. I just want you to know that when Kenzly gets in trouble she can always come to Aunt Brookie’s house and I will love that baby girl with all my heart no matter what. 🙂

Kenzie Jaycox

The closest and most special person in your life is the person you call your best friend.  I call mine Brooke. She may have bullied me for just a little bit when I first started going to Bismarck but who wouldn’t make fun of the new girl who wore toe shoes to school every day. You’re probably thinking why would I hang out with the girl who made fun of me every day but come to find out our older sisters were pretty close. One day Katlin and I had to walk home from school and she said we were walking with one of her friends that lived down the road.  Brooke and Meranda ended up walking home with us and after that we were inseparable. 

We spent pretty much every day with each other. I was either at her house or she was at mine. We have been through so much together it’s unreal. I know that she always has my back and I will always have hers. We may not talk or hang out every day like we used to but when we do, we pick up where we left off. Thank you boo for all you’ve done for me. Thank you for sticking by my side even when I mess up. I LOVE YOU!