By: Baylee Dorcey
November’s Tiger of the Month is senior Jace Pittman! Pittman is a track and field fiend
whose love for sports is only rivaled by his patriotism. While his dream is to become a congressman in Washington DC, a degree in chemical engineering is not out of the question as our own Mr. Cuba inspired Pittman’s love for it. After graduation, he plans to either attend the United States Air Force Academy or in the South Dakota School of Mines. There he intends to participate in track and field activities and major in chemical engineering or political science. Choosing on a major could decide where he attends college because one may not be apart of the school’s available courses.
His favorite holiday is the Fourth of July because of his love for this country. His role
models are the founding fathers, such as Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. When asked why he selected those role models, he explained, “They stood for what they believed in. They limited their [political] powers and their pride to protect others.” In fact, his favorite book is a book co-wrote by our president Donald Trump alongside journalist, Tony Schwartz called, “Trump: Art of the Deal”.
When he’s not appreciating our country or hitting the books to maintain
his 3.62 GPA, Pittman can be found hunting, participating in sports, or “fishing with da bois [hanging out with friends and maybe fishing].” Another one of his activities is Tech Club, where he’s the vice president. Unfortunately, Tech Club has to share the stage
with track and homework, but sometimes sacrifices must be made for our futures.
Jace Pittman may be graduating in 2019, but he leaves behind someone to measure up to
what he was to this school, also known as, his younger sister freshman Kami Pittman. His advice to underclassmen is simple and sweet, “Stick with your studies. In the beginning it might not be what you want but if you keep working at it, it will all be worth it.” His advice could also be applied to life in general, which is perhaps what makes it so powerful. Pittman’s dedication and unique perspective brightens Sterling High School’s halls and without him, it will be a much different place.