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N&O scholar-athlete of the week: Austin Higgs, South Granville football, wrestling

South Granville’s Austin Higgs.
South Granville’s Austin Higgs. Courtesy of Austin Higgs

Austin Higgs Sr., South Granville

College choice: UNC or High Point.

Overall GPA: 4.5

Varsity sports: Football, wrestling.

Favorite course: Drafting.

World’s biggest problem: Poverty and hunger.

I was fascinated to learn: I’m related to President Andrew Johnson.

Most inspiring teacher: Wrestling coach James Cobb, throughout high school, taught me to never give up, help others when possible and to show integrity.

A book that impacted my life was: The Bible. It teaches me what I need to do to have a relationship with Christ.

It’s hard to believe: Everything was segregated.

What epitomizes what a good American should be?: Someone who is hard-working and patriotic.

My favorite charity is: Ronald McDonald House.

Best movie: “Saving Private Ryan.”

Whose life inspires you?: Martin Luther King Jr.

Three people you wish you could meet: Ray Lewis, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln.

Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I enjoy working, doing something productive.

I wish I had been there for: When man walked on the moon.

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