Relay for Life
Alumni Interviews--Where Are They Now?
February 10, 2012By Morgan Creel of Centralia High School Activities
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR HAIR. My hair? It's long right now. It needs to be cut. When I started growing the beard, I noticed my receding hair line sticking out so I keep it short.
WHY DID YOU GROW A BEARD? Whenever I first started working here, if I just wore a polo shirt and khakis, people wouldn’t know if I was a student, or if I worked here. That-- and I got in trouble with some other figures in another county..but that's off the record...
WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER AT TACO BELL? Umm what's that new thing? It's like the crunchy.....? Oh! Beefy crunch burrito!... Well, actually I’ve never had it, but it looks good. But really I get a steak quesadilla.
WHICH TEACHER IN THIS SCHOOL IS YOUR BFF? Mr. Meyers and I are pretty tight.
WHICH TEACHER DO YOU NEVER TALK TO? Hmm..the one I talk to the least is probably Mrs. Lewis.
WHAT IS WHACK? HOW IS SOMETHING OUT OF WHACK? Can we come back to this later? (At the end of the conversation).............It is a state of how something is suppposed to be and, if it isn’t like that, it's out of whack.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR MOM. My mother is tough. I’m still sorta scared of her. She's 135 pounds of mad rattlesnake. She raised four boys and is tougher than nails. She's strict and she worked out of the house, so in the summers or even when it was cold outside we weren’t in the house.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON WEEKENDS? First, it depends on what my family (wife and kids are doing). Like my son has a wrestling tournament so I’ll be doing wrestling this weekend. Or if Madison has basketball. But, if there is nothing going on, I’ll be watching basketball or football or maybe be hunting.
WHAT TEACHER WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRADE WITH FOR A DAY? Nobody. Why would I wanna trade with anyone else? Morgan: Mr. Woods is pretty good. Yeah he’s good.... but he’s not me.
MOST PEOPLE THINK TEACHERS DON'T HAVE A LIFE OUT OF SCHOOL- DO YOU? I MEAN DO YOU JUST DO MATH PROBLEMS IN YOUR SPARE TIME? That’s funny because you’ve probably heard me talk about when students talk about their cell phones and how I think how unimportant their social life actually is. I guarantee you I have a better social life than most of them even though I’m an old, middle-aged fart. But no, I don’t do any math problems. Morgan: Mr. Woods does. I’m sure he does. That’s why I call him for help.
JOHN WAYNE. (As he gazes up at his picture hanging in his room of John Wayne). Like a god. America. True, red-blooded, American.