Off the Field | Warren James | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | December 3, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 30, 2016 at 2:04 pm
John Warren James is a senior at Colleton Prep Academy, where he plays football, basketball and baseball for the War Hawks. He is the son of John and Meredith James of Williams. His grandparents are Jesse and Betty James, along with Kenneth and Mary Couch. Warren has a 3.0 GPA.
Athletic Awards: Football – SCISA Class A Runner-Up (2015, 2016) and a four-year varsity letterman, Basketball – four-year varsity letterman, Baseball – two-year letterman.
Colleges of Interest: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Newberry College, The Citadel and Valdosta State
Intended Major and Career: Forestry
Collegiate Athletics: I am undecided, but may pursue a football walk-on.
Early Years: I began playing basketball at age seven. I remember my dad teaching me the fundamentals. We still play 1-on-1 sometimes.
On Football: Because football is a team sport, it requires you to trust that the guy beside you does his job. It creates a bond and a trust that goes beyond the playing field.
Role Model: I consider Coach Tracy Burttram a great role model. He is passionate about the game of football and gives his all to better the players — not only as athletes, but also as young men.
Impact Educator: Mrs. Lusby, my English teacher over the past three years, has helped me achieve more by always pushing and expecting my best work possible.
Powerful High School Lesson: I was held back a year due to medical reasons. I was nervous about being in a class of people I didn’t know too well. Now, I have great friends who accepted me and I am very happy to be a member of the Class of 2017.
Meet & Greet: I would like to meet my great-grandfather, Malcolm Warren, because I believe there is so much I could have learned from him.
Surprising Warren Fact: My shoe size is 19.
On CPA: If there was one thing I could change, it would be the lunch menu.