Editor's note: "Time-out" will be a recurring series on the Daily Mountain Eagle's Education page to feature Q&A's with students and school personnel. Bankhead Middle School eighth-grader …
Editor's note: "Time-out" will be a recurring series on the Daily Mountain Eagle's Education page to feature Q&A's with students and school personnel.
Bankhead Middle School eighth-grader A.J. Freeman continues to prove himself as a multi-talented athlete.
Since he was a young boy, Freeman has had a golf club in his hand. He recently played in the Junior PGA Sectional Tournament and has competed with Cordova High School's golf team. He's also an avid football player.
When the 14-year-old isn't playing sports you may find him drawing or enjoying video games.
He recently talked with the Daily Mountain Eagle about playing sports and his plans for the future.
Q. What sports do you play?
A. I play football and golf, mostly. I used to play basketball.
Q. What do you like about golf and football?
A. I like football a lot because it's the only sport I've actually enjoyed playing more than most, and golf is just something that me and my dad play all the time. He's played golf for a while, and I've just gotten good at golf.
Q. What activities are you involved in at school?
A. I'm on the robotics team, which is a competition where you build a robot and it does stuff, and I'm on the team that decides what money goes where for athletics.
Q. What's your favorite subject?
A. Definitely not reading. It's either math or science. I'm good at math, but it's just not as fun as science.
Q. Have you thought about what you may want to do as a career one day?
A. I plan on being an engineer, but that could change.
Q. What do you think makes you a strong athlete?
A. I feel pride when I go out and practice, and I love to practice football and golf. It's really fun.