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Student Spotlight: Blake Durrett

Q: What grade are you in?

A: 12th grade, so I am a Senior.

Q: What is your favorite class you’ve taken at WHS? Why?

Blake Durrett

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A: Ms Donnelley [because] “I was able to bake food and then eat it.”

Q: Which teacher means the most to you and what do they do to encourage you?

A: Ms Coyner [because] she helps me and talks to me about classwork and explains stuff to me easier.

Q: I heard you wrestle on the WHS team. Are you on varsity? How long have you been wrestling for? What’s your greatest accomplishment–or what are you most proud of–in wrestling?

A:  Yes, I am on Varsity. I’ve been doing wrestling for 2 years. I made it to States, which is huge. I was thinking about not doing it this year, but I am glad I did.

Q:  How many wins do you have? What’s the most challenging thing about wrestling? 

A: Last year I had 20 wins and 12 loses; this year I’ve had 31 wins and 11 loses. [The most challenging thing about wrestling is it] takes mental toughness.

Q: I believe you are a lifeguard.  Where? Do you have any other jobs?
A: I am a lifeguard at the Y and Ridge View Park. I do childcare at the Y as well.

Q: Some teachers think you would be a good sales person. What personality traits do you have that you think would be helpful for a career in sales? What career do you think would be a good fit for you?
A: I am a friendly person, and I love to talk. I think I have good people skills. I don’t want to go to college. Instead, I want to be in the Coast Guard.

Q: How would your friends describe you? What makes you a good friend?
A: Trustworthy and funny.

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