BLUFFTON — Baylor Garmatter, 17, a junior at Bluffton High School, is looking forward to his senior year.
He is a standout on the football, basketball and track teams.
“Baylor is a tremendous competitor. He is a hard worker both in practice and in games. He is willing to accept any role to help his team be successful. Baylor’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious to his peers. He puts team above self and is a leader to his peers,” said Todd Boblitt, mathematics and technology instructor. Boblitt is also the head coach of the boys basketball team.
“Baylor is an outstanding thinker. His work is comprehensive, precise and exemplary. He is highly motivated, not only in academics but also in his three sports, football, basketball and track. He has been to the state meet every year in track and field,” said Brigette Hoff, Latin teacher at Bluffton.
Garmatter also excels in the classroom.
“I plan on being an engineer. I’ve always just been really good at math and science, and my dad always tells me that engineering would probably be a good career for me because there’s tons of different options you can do,” Garmatter said.
He hopes to stay close to home but hasn’t picked a college yet.
“If I can get a good scholarship to a college somewhere, I’ll take that,” he said.
Garmatter has been active in Allen Lima Leadership.
“We meet every couple of months and try to fix a problem we have in our schools or in Allen County. It’s been pretty fun working with students from other schools. It’s nice meeting new kids,” he said.
He points out that his participation in athletics has given him time management skills.
“It’s given me something to focus on so I can have a schedule, so I’m not just freelancing all of the time, so I know where I have to be at what time,” he said.
He also voiced support for his education at Bluffton.
“I think it’s a really good place to learn. You know everyone here, so anyone can help you. It’s just easy to talk to everyone since you know everyone. It’s just a really nice learning experience here,” Garmatter said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.