Spears made her local stage debut at age five, singing "What Child Is This? She said about her ambition as a child, "I was in my own world, [...] I found out what I'm supposed to do at an early age".
At age eight, Spears and her mother Lynne traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to audition for the 1990s revival of The Mickey Mouse Club.
Lynne asked family friend and entertainment lawyer Larry Rudolph for his opinion and submitted a tape of Spears singing over a Whitney Houston karaoke song along with some pictures.
Rudolph decided he wanted to pitch her to record labels, therefore she needed a professional demo.
In a statement released to WOOD-TV, Mujey’s family said she was a “very good student who loved school.” According to court documents, the alleged assault against Mujey occurred at Ridge Park Charter Academy, a charter school in Kentwood, Michigan.
She attended East Kentwood High School, about 8 miles from Ridge Park.
During her childhood, she also attended gymnastics and voice lessons, and won many state-level competitions and children's talent shows.Three days later, her body was found in a wooded area about 50 miles away, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.Police in Kalamazoo are investigating the death as a homicide, but have released few details and did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.After the show was canceled in 1996, she returned to Mississippi and enrolled at Mc Comb's Parklane Academy. I had my boyfriend, and I went to homecoming and Christmas formal.Although she made friends with most of her classmates, she compared the school to "the opening scene in Clueless with all the cliques. But I wanted more." In June 1997, Spears was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman to join the female pop group Innosense.