Senior: Adam

Senior Adam Gilliland is one of the four boys representing the senior class on the 2019-2020 Homecoming Court. 

 This is his first year on Homecoming Court. 

“I was like, wow this is pretty cool cause I’ve never really tried to be on homecoming court before. You know the first time I’ve ever tried my senior year. It was pretty cool actually being able to be on it,” Gilliland said. 

Adam plays two sports and competes in ag events.

“I play baseball that’s about the only sport, that and golf, but other than that I’m an ag kid. I’m always out in the Ag shop im on the welding team, trailer team. I’m a West Hardin FFA officer, vice president,” Gilliland said. 

He is in welding for two reasons.

“It’s just what I like to do, and I got a good future with it, after I graduate here , that’s what I’m going to do. I’m moving up to Tulsa Oklahoma, to go to a welding school up there and I’m going to  graduate from there and be a welder,” Gilliland said.

Adam looks up to his stepdad.

“He’s the closest thing I ever had to a real dad,” Gilliland said.

 His most memorable moment took place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, at the end of his junior year.

“Probably winning first place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with our trailer. That was something huge. Especially for the three guys, me and the two others. We busted our butts for two and a half months to get this trailer done. A lot of work, a lot of late nights up here at the school and then all that work paid off we got first place in our class,” Gilliland said. 

His outlook on high school has changed drastically over the years.

“I came in as a freshman like man I can’t wait to get out of here. Sophomore year it was kinda like eh this ain’t too bad; I guess I could do this for another two years. Then my junior year I was like man I can’t wait to be a senior.  You know I’ve always been picked on whenever I was a freshman and sophomore, so I was like man I can finally be an upperclassman. Now I’m a senior, and it’s like dang, I kinda don’t wanna leave. Like I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the real world yet,” Gilliland said.