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Five Questions: Science Hill senior gets set to play football at ETSU

Brandon Paykamian • Jan 3, 2019 at 11:39 PM

Science Hill High School senior Blake Austin signed a letter of intent last month to continue his football career with the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers.

Staying close to home to continue his athletic career and education has always been a dream for Austin, who has also participated in Science Hill track and field and as a volunteer in the school’s Student Government Association.

On Thursday, the Science Hill student answered questions emailed by the Johnson City Press to tell us a bit more about himself. 

Austin Briefly:

Favorite hobbies: Playing Madden with my brother, hanging out with my friends and scrolling Twitter. 

Favorite food: Texas Cheese Fries

Dogs or cats: Dogs

Favorite music artist(s): Key Glock

Latest Netflix binge: The 100

What’s your favorite subject? 

My favorite subject is government. My teacher Paul Overbay was one of the most energetic and enthusiastic teachers I’ve ever had. He made it fun to come to class and learn about our country and how things work.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in? 

Football and SGA. The Student Government Association helps with community service and school functions. I also participate in track and field, throwing the shot put and disc.

Who is your favorite historical figure and why?

Stan Lee. Without him, we wouldn’t want to be like the heroes in our own community.

What do you think are the biggest challenges facing students your age?

Many of us are realizing that we are about to be on our own, and we don’t know how to cope with it. We hold so much stress, and it’s difficult to hear what others think might be best for us because it’s not what we always want to do.

What’s a weird fact about yourself many do not know? 

I always put my right sock and shoe on before my left.

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