Off the Field | Jake Burttram | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 23, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: September 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm
Jacob (Jake) Lee Burttram is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy where he plays football and golf for the War Hawks. He is the son of Tracy and Jill Burttram of Walter-boro. His grandparents are Dr. Joe Flowers and the late Libba Flowers, the late Jerry Burttram and Peggy Burttram, and Carroll and Terry Griffin. Jake maintains a 4.94 GPA.
Academic Awards: Freshman and Sophomore Class Marshal
Athletic Awards: Golf Team – Most Improved (2013); No Surrender Award (2014, 2015, 2016)
Special Honors: Freshman class vice president, sophomore vice president, junior class president, National Honor Society, Youth Leadership Colleton.
College Interest: Clemson University
Intended Field of Study: Engineering
Collegiate Athletics: I do not intend to pursue sports in college.
On Golf: In golf, it doesn’t matter about your height, weight, age or gender. Everyone has a fair chance in golf, which cannot be said for most other sports.
Role Model: My dad would be my role model. He always shows leadership skills, whether he is coaching football or playing golf. He always is pushing everyone to be their best.
Powerful High School Lesson: I’ve learned by trying to balance sports and school work that it’s best to not procrastinate.
Standout Educator: I would have to say Coach Payton Crosby has made the biggest impact on my education. He is an outstanding teacher that always puts his students’ needs first.
Surprising Jake Fact: I taught myself how to play the guitar.
On CPA: I would not change a thing about the high school that I attend. I have made many great memories there that I will remember for a lifetime. I have enjoyed my high school career!