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N&O scholar-athlete: Chandler Johnson, South Johnston

South Johnston’s Chandler Johnson.
South Johnston’s Chandler Johnson. Photo Courtesy of Chandler Johnson

Chandler Johnson, senior, South Johnston

College choice: UNC Wilmington

GPA: 4.04

Athletics: Football, track and field

Favorite course: History.

World’s biggest problem is: Greed, I believe is the cause of everything; hunger, violence – it is all caused by someone’s greed

I was fascinated to learn: Business world and how to use interactions to network

Most inspiring teacher: My football coach Hunter Jenks. Since my freshmen year at South, coach Jenks has not only taught me the game of football, but about life. That you have to work and earn everything you want.

It is hard to believe that we used to: That slavery was once accepted in the U.S.

Who epitomizes what a good American should be: Ronald Reagan.

My favorite charity is: St. Jude’s Children Network.

Is there life on another planet?: No, I believe this is the only world that God created.

Best movie: “Remember the Titans.”

Whose life inspires you: Brad Pitt; he has a successful career and helps people who are less fortunate.

Three people that you wish you could meet: JFK, FDR, George Washington.

Something that you enjoy that would surprise people: Doing math problems.

I wish I had been there for: V-J Day. World War II came to an end and the entire country was celebrating. This had to be one of the most joy-filled days in American history.