Student Spotlight

Everyone is unique in their own way from those that are double jointed to those who have rather interesting pets to those who have unique hobbies. Some students have hobbies such as baking and have started up their own food business.

“There’s a guy in my neighborhood who has a bread service, and he delivers bread occasionally,” senior Kelby McHardy said. “But he doesn’t do it on a consistent basis, so I didn’t know when it was going to happen. I thought, ‘I can do that, but I can do it better.’”

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Holding up homemade classic bread, senior Kelby McHardy poses for a photo to post on his website. Photo by Allie McHardy.

Offering an array of different flavored breads, McHardy spends his time on campus selling anything from classic bread to his fan favorite cinnamon bread.

“‘Bread Boy’ started out on teacher appreciation day last year, and of course it isn’t normal for a student to be walking around with a bunch of bread, so they all asked about it,” McHardy said. “I told them I had a business and sold bread. That’s when I realized I could sell bread at school.”

Hobbies also can include taking care of pets or animals.
“I want to become an exotic animal veterinarian when I get out of high school,” junior Hannah Gulden said. “I feel like there’s not enough of them out there in the world and there’s still so much more to learn about reptiles and what not. I’d like to contribute to that.”

Ranging from reptiles to small mammals and bugs, Gulden finds herself working with animals in their spare time.

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Holding up a snake, junior Hannah Gulden pursues her passion with animals. Photo Courtesy of Hannah Gulden.

“When I was a little girl, I lived in an area surrounded by desert,” Gulden said. “There weren’t too many kids I knew, so I would usually go out and explore in the desert. When I was out there, I loved to observe all the different animals and their unique behaviors. It was something I truly loved to do. When I got older, I invested more of my time and money into exotic animals, specifically reptiles. I don’t know who I would be without it.”

Hobbies are a great way to explore different interests and careers. For ideas on hobbies to start, visit http://www.notsoboringlife.com/list-of-hobbies.

(Featured photo courtesy of Kelby McHardy)

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