Sunday, September 26, 2021

Senior Feature: Thomas Gibson

By: Ben Marble/Junior Writer and Web Master

“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression” -Ronald Reagan

Thomas Gibson is finally a senior at Blue Ridge High School. He aspires to be a U.S. Army Officer working for the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Gibson plans on attending college at Cornell or Scranton University in hopes of joining the ROTC program (Reserve Officers Training Corps).

Throughout Gibson’s high school career he has participated in many activities, including Boy Scouts since sixth grade. At 14 he became an Eagle Scout and served as a junior assistant scoutmaster at the age of 15.

Gibson was also a varsity track member all four years of high school, played soccer during his freshman, sophomore and senior years, and is part of the sporter rifle team (10-12th grade). He also participated as president in a 4-H pistol club, as well as being a varsity trap captain during his junior and senior years. 

Gibson anticipates his next few years will be less stressful “because I’m going to start meeting new people that have the same interests as me, as well as work in a job field with those interests.”

If there was one thing he could tell the underclassmen It would be “In high school it seems like everyone wants to conform and be like everyone else. Most likely you want to feel like you are normal in everyone’s eyes. However, I can assure you this will not make you happy and you will have an identity crisis in the future. Just be you. Follow the interests you want to pursue. If that means someone thinks you’re weird, well then you’re weird. Embrace it.”  

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Kimberly Davenport
Kimberly Davenport grew up in Montrose, Pennsylvania. She currently teaches English and digital journalism at Blue Ridge High School, and is the adviser for the school's online newspaper, the Raider Reader. Kimberly loves traveling, spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), and can often be found reading a good book.


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

What's New?

Senior Feature:Lillian Bleck

By: Breanna Derrick/ Content and News Manager Quote- “The difference between successful people and others...

Cross Country Senior Night

By: Danielle Tierney/ Editor in Chief It's that time of the year again where fall...

Senior Plans

By: Carl Potter/Senior Writer If anyone may be wondering what the 2022 Seniors have...

No More Wifi?!?

Alisa Dauro/ Senior writer Have you ever walked into your school on the first day...

Wifi problems

By: Siara Gennarelli/ Junior Writer  Based on what kids throughout the school have said, they...

Back To School

By: Courtney Marvin/ Sophomore Writer For students the 2020-2021 school year was really rough, although...
Error decoding the Instagram API json

Related Stories

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x