Scholar-athlete: Jordan Bissette, Fuquay-Varina

05/25/2014 12:00 AM

02/15/2015 11:22 AM

Jordan Bissette

Fuquay-Varina, baseball

GPA: 4.3

Athletics: Baseball for four years, cross country for two years

Book: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (by Oscar Wilde), because it taught me that overconfidence can lead to severe consequences.

Person who has impacted my life: My baseball coach, Milton Senter, because he has taught me many things about baseball and life.

Guest list: Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth and Stephen Strasburg.

Add to Mount Rushmore: Abner Doubleday, because he created baseball.

I was fascinated to learn that: The capacity for emotions like joy, happiness, fear and shyness are already developed at birth. The specific type of nurturing a child receives shapes how these emotions are developed.

I wish I could have been there for: The final game at the old Yankee Stadium.

Favorite U.S. president: John F. Kennedy, because he emphasized the importance of our citizens helping our country.

A friend is always: Supportive.

Success is: Doing what you love and being happy.

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