What grade did you enter Lakeview?
8thHonors or awards while at Lakeview
I Have received Head of schools several times as well as Directors list. I also received the Golden Lion award my sophomore year for having all A’s all year while playing 3 sports that year.Offices, clubs, honor societies in which you were a member in the Upper School
I am involved in student council, FCA, and Featherbone.Sports and athletic recognition while at Lakeview
I played JV basketball freshmen year and varsity for three years. I was a team captain my senior year and I was an honorable mention for all region and we won the region championship my junior year.
I played varsity baseball for three years and we won the region championship my junior year and were undefeated in our region as well. I was awarded 1st team all-region pitcher that year and was one of four team captains my senior season.
I played football my freshmen and sophomore year.Describe a meaningful experience you had while at Lakeview
Freshmen year trip week; that trip week I believe I made so many more friends in my grade. I used to be so shy and only talked to the people I was friends with, but that trip week I made so many more friends. After that trip week I loved Lakeview a lot more. That was a meaningful time at Lakeview for me. Senior Lotto is another one. When Senior Lotto happened, it showed me how fast time flies and how grateful I am for Lakeview and everything the school has done for me. I’m going to miss Lakeview.How has Lakeview prepared you for your future?
Lakeview could not have done a better job preparing me for the future and I’m excited for what the future holds for me. It has taught me how to handle workloads, manage time very well, etc. It has also changed my mindset towards working hard to get something whether its awards and stuff like that. All of these have prepared me for the future.What is your biggest academic accomplishment and why?
My biggest academic accomplishment was when I received the Golden Lion Award my sophomore year. That award means that you played three sports that year while maintaining all A’s both semesters. This award kind of showed me that I could do the work and could manage time with sports and school, but also while having fun doing it. Secondly, making the Head of School List. Everyone wants to get the Head of School List.Teacher, coach or staff member at Lakeview who has made the biggest impact to you
Coach Cottrell, he has influenced my life so much while being at Lakeview. Coach has always preached that your priorities while playing sports should always be:
- Your faith
- Your family
- Your schoolwork
- Basketball or the sport you play.
Coach has never tried to force basketball over any of those things and never will, because coach Cottrell is not only an amazing coach but an amazing person. I believe that coach Cottrell is by far the best coach in the state, if not the country. We became extremely close my senior year, we were close my sophomore and junior year, but senior year we became extremely close. I was in his office almost every day either talking just to catch up or talking game plans and lineups and such. Coach always said that he would be there for me and he is someone that I could come talk to if anything happens and I need to talk. I am still going to talk to him after high school for sure. Coach always preached to do the little things like tucking your shirt in, putting your phone up in class, flush the toilets when done using them, pickup after yourself at lunch or anywhere to give the janitors and lunch ladies a break, stuff like that. Coach is trying to teach us to discipline ourselves so that when we are older, we will discipline ourselves to go chase the job that we want and reach our dreams whatever they may be. Coach always said attitude and effort, He drilled this in our brains to make us remember that if you show attitude and effort in everything you do, you will be successful. Any kid in the country would be lucky to be coached my Coach Cottrell. This man has made a huge impact on my life and I will remember the things he taught me for my entire life. TRUST.
Coach Lawley is another one, Coach Lawley busts his butt for this school, his students, and players. Coach Lawley was an assistant coach for varsity and coached me freshmen year. Coach not only teaches history, but he has fun doing it. He always jokes with us and has fun. He’s taught me that you can have fun in anything you do and that when you set your mind on something don’t give up just because it may get hard.
I’m going to miss these two a lot.What will you miss most at Lakeview Academy?
Honestly the trip weeks. Trip weeks are the most fun thing we do all year, in my opinion. Trip Week also lets you make friends with people in your grade that you kind of weren’t with before. Secondly, the sports and the fun times I’ve had with the teams, there are so many countless memories that I will never forget.College you will attend in the fall
: Georgia Southern UniversityCollege degree or area of study
: BusinessOther than college, do you have any other plans after high school?
After College I want to get a good job and work my way up to living the perfect American family. A wife, kids, pets, on the lake etc. I hope to one day start my own practice or open my own office. I want my kids to have it better than I did. I am very blessed and have had a wonderful life so far, but I am determined to achieve that goal of mine.
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