Kerry Collins – West Virginia Nomination & Photography by Olivia Kaye Photography Issue 56 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Kerry is one of the most fun, loyal, outgoing seniors there is. During his four years at Bluefield High School, he has proven to be a dedicated student and athlete. Kerry is a pep-club leader, President of the student body, and a member of the theater department. He is a member of the National Honor Society maintaining a high level of academic achievement all while balancing an outstanding baseball career. Kerry has played baseball for the past 15 years and was offered a scholarship to continue his career at Bluefield State College in the fall.
What should we definitely know about you? For the biggest part of my life, 15 years to be exact, I have played baseball at different levels. I would like to be interviewed about baseball and how I worked and trained to prepare myself for the next level all along the way. Private hitting lessons, private pitching lessons and workouts along with travel ball all prepared me for the next step in my career. Playing team sports teaches you how to get along with others, how to play by the rules, it teaches you character and about life.
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? A characteristic about me that makes me inspiring is that I am VERY enthusiastic! I am passionate about everything that I am involved in and give it my all. Whether it's being the lively and energetic pep club leader, an animated character in the high school musical or an encouraging leader on the filed I do it all enthusiastically.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? Baseball! I love baseball and all the aspects of the game. Baseball is kind of like life; it has no clock. You know there is an end, but you are never certain on when it will be. You must anticipate the next move before it happens. You must have a strategy and understand that it can change during the game, and you must adapt to it. You might be way behind in the score, but can regroup and come back to hold on to another inning or even win in the end.
Look for Kerry in issue 56 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!