HARROD — Travis Wilson, 16, is going into his senior year at Allen East High School and is taking his time to figure out his future.
“My first goal was to go out and get a job. And if I had money and time, to go to college and get a business degree,” said Wilson. “I think it’s just a good idea to get, not necessarily a good job, but just kind of get some money under your belt so that way, you have some cushion before you go to college. So that way you’re not running on empty, not struggling for money.”
He’s not ruling out college.
“If it’s a good enough job to where I’m making a lot of money, and it’s a good job, and I enjoy it, college isn’t really in the question anymore,” he said.
Wilson plays football and baseball at Allen East High School, although baseball was out of the question this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Being involved in sports continues to teach Wilson some life lessons he’ll take with him after high school.
“It’s taught me a lot of things in life. Mostly how to be responsible, how to show up on time and do what you have to do —respect coaches and respect your teammates,” Wilson said.
Wilson is also involved in 4-H where he shows pigs which also teaches some valuable life lessons.
“It teaches you responsibility in taking care of your own animals, waking up early during the summer — same thing as football. You’ve got to wake up early and take care of your animals,” Wilson said.
Wilson’s favorite subject is history and he considers going to Allen East a great experience.
“I like it. I went here my whole life. My brothers were here their whole life. I had two older brothers and they all enjoyed it too. It’s a good school. I made a lot of friends here. I’ve got a lot of friends since kindergarten and they’re still my friends today,” Wilson said.
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