When you are 17 years old, athletic, rank second in your junior class and have good Christian values one might say they have it all together. This is the case of Adam Butler, a rising senior at Midway High School.
Butler also knows exactly what direction he wants his life to take professionally. He wants to study to be a pediatrician, simply because he loves working with children. He attends Baptist Chapel in Autryville and is a member of the youth group.
“My parents have made sure our family attends church on a regular basis and we are involved in everything that goes on,” said Butler.
This summer, Butler attended Camp Caswell in Savannah, Ga., on a mission trip where the youth group helped renovate a woman’s house.
“The look on her face when the project was complete was priceless,” noted Butler. “We also had daily devotionals and a guest speaker each night. Getting to meet new people that have the same Christian values and sharing their love for Jesus is also an awesome feeling.”
At Midway, Butler is a member of the cross country, baseball and basketball teams.
“Each sport brings something different, each is special and I enjoy them all,” Butler remarked.
Butler has run cross country for the past three years and competes in a 3-mile race. While on the basketball court, he plays shooting guard and forward, and on the baseball diamond he serves as a designated hitter and first baseman.
“The ultimate goal for me would be to win a state championship in baseball. Our team has everyone returning and we are full of talent,” added Butler, who had a .321 batting average for the Raiders, scored 18 runs, smacked 18 hits and drove in 14 RBIs. last season.
“The baseball team has also bonded while on the field,” he continued. “We are united and are close.”
Butler is second in his class with a 4.83 GPA. Whether on the field, court or classroom, he is quick to credit others who have helped him along the way, including Karen Collier, a chemistry and AP Biology teacher at Midway.
“She’s a great teacher and enjoys her profession. She shows how much she cares about her students and has always been there for me,” added Butler. “I also have some incredible parents, Jacquelyn and Keith Butler. They are so supportive of me and my sister, Madison, who is a sophomore at Midway. They attend all of our athletic events or whatever were are involved in.”
Melony Henderson can be reached a mhenderson@civitamedia or 910-376-2127.