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Andrew Estes

What grade did you enter Lakeview? 8th Grade

Sports played in high school:
Varsity and JV football freshman year
Varsity baseball four years

Fine arts programs in which you participated while in Upper School:
I was Spot Conlin in the play “Newsies” performed in the fall of 2019

Describe a meaningful experience you had while at Lakeview.
A meaningful experience of mine during my time at Lakeview was sophomore Trip Week. Coach Simpson made sophomore year a year to remember. From his raps on the bus to jumping on our beds to wake us up in the morning, his efforts to give us a fun experience did not go unnoticed. I also had the opportunity to get a lot closer with people that I had never spent time with before.

Teacher, coach or staff member at Lakeview who has made the biggest impact on you: It is hard to pick only one, but two men who have changed my life are Coach Roark and Coach Gruhn. From the day I started at Lakeview to my last high school baseball game, Coach Roark has always been there to support me. He continually pushes me to become the best athlete and young man that I can be. Along with Coach Roark’s support, Coach Gruhn pushed me every single day in the weight room. Every day he challenged me to better myself in any way I could.

Did you participate in anything outside of Lakeview?
I played travel baseball all my life because I wanted to play college baseball. I was scouted after my sophomore year and was blessed with an opportunity to play college baseball at Furman University.
[Update: After Furman cancelled their baseball program, Wofford College scooped Andrew up and he will play baseball as a Terrier.]

College you will attend in the fall: Wofford College

College degree or area of study: Engineering

Other than college, do you have any other plans after high school?
I hope to have the opportunity to play professional baseball.

 To leave a comment for Andrew, scroll down past the pictures to the bottom of this page. 

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  • Cathy Finch
    It has been fun watching you grow up and play baseball all these years. Best short stop around! Grateful for your friendship with Sam and for you motivating him to be his best on and off the field. I look forward to seeing you play at Furman! Go Dins!!
  • Mikhail Lovell
    Andrew, It was lots of fun having you in class (Both times in engineering) and I loved seeing what you were able to create. Good luck at Furman!
  • Roula Abboud
    Congratulations Andrew!!! I am SO happy you were able to be part of our theater family... I will always remember you and Connor telling me “Hey Mrs. Abboud” every afternoon of rehearsal with your kind sweet smile:) I applaud your work ethic, your kindness to others, and your genuine uplifting attitude. I wish you good luck and hope you will have a blast your first year of college!!!
  • Jay Cooper
    Yum Yum. Congratulations buddy. The Cooper's have very much enjoyed the time we've had with you over the years and hope that all your dreams come true. You are an outstanding student athelete that I'm certain Furman is pleased to have. Mama Cadie and I wish you nothing but the best.
  • Deuce Roark
    Truly enjoyed being around you. A fantastic young man and leader. Wish you all the best
  • Gretchen Plummer
    Andrew! It was a blast to have you as part of the Newsies cast! You did a great job and I know you had fun. Best of luck at Furman and beyond - we will miss you!
  • Matthew Gruhn
    Enjoyed getting to know you. You are a super individual. Keep working on becoming the best version of yourself. Baseball will take care of itself. Wish you the best Coach Gruhn
  • Nathan Wallace
    Andrew, while I never had the chance to teach or coach you, you were always such a polite and respectful young man and always said hello with a smile. That's a quality not everyone possesses, but the world would be a better place if more people were like you. I wish you all the best as you move on to college.
  • Angie Cooper
    Congratulations Andrew on all that you have accomplished. We look forward to hearing about all the great things you will do at Furman. We wish you much happiness and success!
  • Patty Still
    Estes, we have truly enjoyed being a small part of your many baseball families. You are a great friend to Holden and we are very appreciative of your loyalty and support to him. We look forward to following you in all the great things in your future. We look forward to celebrating you all soon.
  • Robin Baker
    Andrew ~ You are a remarkable young man. I am grateful that you and Andrew B. are friends and we have had the opportunity to get to know you. You are poised and confident beyond your years and very talented. I can’t wait to see where all that talent (and hard work) takes you! Congratulations!
  • MARK Turner
    Life sometimes throws us curveballs, but it’s part of the game. And what I have seen, you handle those pitches like a pro. This unfortunate time is one of those curve balls. Missing the fun part of your Senor year is something we can’t really can’t truly say “I know how you feel” because no one has experienced this! But I do know you have a whole life in front of you. And I know you will handle each challenge you face and hit that curve ball out of the park. Congratulations Andrew!
  • Charles Finch
    I so enjoyed your baseball career. Cannot wait to see the glove work at Furman and the stolen bases. Hope they will let you pitch. Behave yourself!
  • Jenna Blackwell
    Andrew, it has been fun watching you play sports with my boys. You have a bright future ahead! Best wishes! -Mrs. Blackwell
  • Blythe Hammons
    Thank you for being Maddox and Jaxy’s hero this year! I couldn't have asked for a better role model for my K3 and K4 boys to look up to. You will do great things and we will be watching, cheering and praying for you along the way! Congrats to our favorite senior! We love you! Maddox and Jax Hammons and Fam!
  • Shelly Turner
    Congratulations!! We have enjoyed watching you grow up! So proud of the man you have become. Wishing you all the best at Furman. Good luck with baseball (and girls)!!
  • Scot Stewart
    From when you were 8 years old until now, I’ve loved watching you play ball! Slickest glove I’ve ever seen! Best of luck at Furman and beyond. I’ll always be a fan!
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