High School Sports

N&O scholar-athlete: Jay Huff, Voyager Academy boys basketball

Jay Huff (30) gets a hand slap from a teammate after a basket for Voyager Academy.
Jay Huff (30) gets a hand slap from a teammate after a basket for Voyager Academy. News & Observer File Photo

College choice: University of Virginia

Varsity sports: Basketball

Overall GPA: 3.8

Favorite course: English

I was fascinated to learn: About Macbeth

Most inspiring teacher: Mr. Baker, my ninth-grade business teacher and FCA sponsor.

A book that impacted my life was: “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

What epitomizes what a good American should be?: Someone who is proud enough to be an American that they can put their freedom to good use.

Education's biggest challenge or problem: Lack of respect for teachers and teaching to the test.

My favorite charity is: Relay for Life

Best movie: “The Sandlot”

Whose life inspires you?: Fred Crowell, director of NBC camps.

Three people you wish you could meet: Jesus, Bill Watterson (cartoonist who wrote “Calvin and Hobbes”) and Morgan Freeman (only to hear him say my name with his voice).

Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I enjoy listening to “Les Miserables” (a musical) after listening to it with my mom over the years.

I wish I had more time for: Camping, bonfires and random stuff with friends.

I wish I had been there for: The feeding of the 5,000 in the Bible.

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