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The Student News Site of Kilgore High School

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January Student of the Month

Nick Foster
Elliott Norris

He’s in the all honors top ten percent, the president of the Future Farmers of America organization, a student of the Class of 2024, and now January’s Student of the Month. This is the story of Nicholas Foster. 

“I’m outgoing,” Foster said. “I’m a big partygoer and love to have fun.”

High school is full of a variety of career paths and course selections. Even with so many different options, there’s always something that sticks out to you. That one curriculum that keeps you occupied throughout your high school journey.

“My favorite activity is FFA,” Foster said. “Actually, it’s the only activity I’m involved in. It’s my favorite because it has changed who I am and how I approach the world.”

Being in a course for so long is bound to come with earning some achievements. In the case of Nicholas Foster, that’s being president of FFA. Of course, that doesn’t come on your own. There’s almost always someone who helped lead you behind the scenes.

“Mr. Floyd, an Ag teacher I had junior year, has had the biggest impact on me,” Foster said. “He taught me how a teacher should treat his students.”

Foster also believes in another teacher who’s had the biggest influence on his life. A teacher with a very divine and powerful direction.

“Jesus has had the biggest influence on my life,” Foster said. “He showed me a true path in my life.”

Once you make it to your senior year of high school, it won’t be long before you step into the real world. When you move on, you’ll take the things you learned, and leave behind the classes that taught you. 

“I will miss Junior year Ag mechanics the most,” Foster said. “This was the class that had some of my best friends from that year’s senior class.”

As you get closer to that inevitable experience, it’s important to have a plan ready. A plan and ambition as you move forward in life.

“I hope to attend LeTourneau University because it’s close and has strong Christian principles,” Foster said. “It’s also one of life five schools that offers my major.”

Foster plans to earn a degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems because “drones are the future.”

Looking back on his high school journey, Foster recalls many memorable  moments, but the one that stuck out to him the most was a senior prank from years ago.

“(The most memorable moment was) when the seniors threw eggs and flour over the balcony for senior prank,” Foster said.

With that being said, it’s important to have a life outside of school. Something that Foster definitely does.

“My favorite out of school activity is youth group at church,” Foster said. “My favorite community service I did was volunteer at the Caldwell Zoo over the summer. I got to work with animals and see behind the scenes.”

In his spare time, Foster loves to go fishing at the lake with his friends. Speaking of friends, Foster proudly states that his closest companion is his dog, Finn.

“(My best friend is) Finn because when he sees me, he jumps on me and licks my face,” Foster said.

Graduation can be a very scary experience, especially when you’re up on stage in front of hundreds of people. For Foster, his fear is “tripping on the stage.”

Foster tries to live his life by a quote from Ricky Bobby’s dad in Talladega Knights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

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