This month, we’re celebrating South Fulton’s Super Seniors!
Meet Joshuwa Butts, a member of Langston Hughes High School’s Class of 2020. The six-foot-eight senior has been a major contributor to his school’s basketball team. Coach Rory Welsh says he’s one of the best power forwards in the state, and has given him high marks for his academic performance, work ethic and character. He’s recently committed to Carson-Newman University.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: Some of the things I’ve been proud to accomplish during my high school career are maintaining a GPA higher than a 3.0 and joining FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Q2. How have you given back to your community?
A2: I have always looked for ways to give back to my community. During the summer I help with AAU basketball tournaments for younger kids. I also volunteer with the Special Olympics at my school helping kids with disabilities compete and have fun with different sports.
Q3. What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: My plans after high school are to attend college and major in business administration. My career aspiration is to become a professional basketball player and play overseas or in the NBA.
Q4. Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My Mom has always been there with me through hard times. I know even if no one else is in my corner, she will always be there.
Q5. Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: Continue to work hard, strive for greatness and have fun during your high school career. You never know when or how it can be shortened.