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Senior Feature: Garrett Conklin

By: Reese Allen/Junior Writer and Content Editor

“It’s easy to dream about it, much easier to execute it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Garrett Conklin, a senior at Blue Ridge, is nearing the end of his high school career. During his time at Blue Ridge, he has accomplished a lot. Conklin has four years of varsity soccer, four years of varsity volleyball, NHS (National Honors Society), and Awana experience at his church. Conklin intended to continue playing soccer in college, whether it was at the collegiate or club level.

After high school, Conklin plans to attend Clarks-Summit University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in physical education. His dream job would be as an education administrator, and he would need to have teaching experience to pursue this path. 

Conklin enjoys accepting change in the world, which is why he is looking forward to the future; he wants to get out of his small town and try new things, as well as do adult things. Despite the fact that this year has been filled with obstacles, he intends to begin college with an open mind. He doesn’t want anything that happened this year to influence the way he approaches life in the future.

Advice he would give to the underclassmen, is to “Put in all of your effort all of the time. In the future you will thank yourself that you did.” 


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Reese Allen
Reese Allen
Reese Allen is in her first year of journalism. She is entering her junior year of high school.  She participates in National Honor Society, Student Council, Class Officer, and basketball. In her free time she likes to hangout with friends and watch Netflix.
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