Grad Q&A

Around 130 Brownstown Central High School students will walk into the gymnasium at 10 a.m. Saturday to receive their diplomas.

During the Class of 2015’s commencement program, Allison Persinger will give the senior welcome, and Brittany Isaacs, Amanda Stuckwisch and Sarah Adams will each give a speech.

Following a song by the advanced choir, Principal Joe Sheffer will present the class to the school board and community, and Superintendent Greg Walker will present diplomas.

The program will conclude with class president Maeleigh Tidd leading the tassel ceremony, the band playing a selection and Jakeb Webber giving the senior farewell.

Here’s a question-and-answer segment with one of the seniors who will be in cap and gown and receiving his diploma Saturday:

Name: Justin Metz

Age: 19

Hometown: Brownstown

Clubs/organizations: 4-H (seven years swine, one year dairy beef), FFA (livestock judging first two years of high school)

Awards or special recognitions: Out of like 300 kids one year, I was top 25 in livestock judging. It was a competition between several different schools.

Family: Parents, Brian and Sherry Metz; sister, Brooke Metz

Have you attended Brownstown Central all four years?

Yes, I’ve gone all throughout from elementary, middle school and high school.

How does it feel to know you will be graduating?

It’s kind of scary, but it kind of feels good at the same time. I’m looking forward to it, most definitely.

What will you miss most about high school?

Just being able to see your friends every day, and just not having anymore stress.

How will your time at Brownstown Central High School help prepare you for life?

It taught me responsibility.

What were your favorite subjects/classes and why?

Physical education, that was my favorite because you’re active and get to move around. I took some ag classes through FFA. I liked it, but I only liked the livestock and farming part of it. I live on a small farm, so all that stuff just really relates back to where I come from.

Were there any teachers who had a major influence on you? How did they impact you?

Mr. Rex Kovert. I always struggled a little bit with math, and he was always the best math teacher. He always helped you out if you needed it. Then probably Mrs. Sharon DeHart and Mrs. Carolyn Ira. They just helped with stuff I struggled with. I haven’t had them as a teacher the last two years, but for my first two years, I just liked them. They helped me out really well. They always made sure I got my homework done and everything was on time, and if I didn’t, they’d let me know.

What are your plans?

I’m thinking about college, but at least for my first year out of school here, I’m just going to work. If I find something that is a good-paying job, I may not end up going to college. But if I don’t find something I really care for in that first year, I’ll end up going to college.

What advice do you have for students at Brownstown?

It’s a big part of your future. After high school, it determines a lot what you’re going to do.

If you go

What: Brownstown Central High School graduation

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: Brownstown Central High School gymnasium

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.