Rotary Good Citizen: Adam Butler

Adam Butler

Adam Butler

Adam Butler of Casco has been selected as the Bridgton-Lake Region Rotary Club’s “Citizen of the Month” for December.
Each month, the Rotary Club recognizes a Lake Region High School student who displays good citizenship and contributes to the school community. The recipient is honored at a Rotary breakfast meeting and is presented a monetary gift.
Parent: Laura Butler
Siblings: Brian Butler, Kimberly Jitaru
Activities: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, track
Community activities: Trunk or Treat, law enforcement program,
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, woodworking, biking, four wheeling
Future plans: I am already enlisted in the military (U.S. Army), and I plan to attend college part-time while in the Army and get my bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and then attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Then, I hope to start a career in law enforcement and finally end up becoming a Maine State Game Warden or an Alaskan State Trooper.
What is your favorite class? Math (Algebra 2) because I have always liked trying to challenge myself with difficult problems and I like to test my skills. I just like being able to have the feeling of accomplishing the difficult tasks given to me.
What is your toughest class? English, I have always had trouble with staying in one spot and not doing hands-on things. I just have never been able to really get into reading or writing any sort of novel or short story.
How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? I set time aside to make sure that I have plenty of time to do what I have to.
What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? It is probably facing not only difficult situations, but choices that will affect your future and how stuff will turn out. Not many people realize that everyone has the power to push the outcome to a place you want it to go.
Who has inspired you educationally? The person who inspired me the most educationally was definitely my father, Alfred Leo Butler III. When he was in school at Austin Prep in Lowell, Mass., he was a very well-rounded student, doing sports and other activities while at the same time keeping up with his grades and trying to do the best he could in sports. He always pushed me to be the best I could be and I always aspired to be like him. I still do. I try keep up with my work, get decent grades as needed, and do my best I can in every situation that I can. Even though my dad’s unfortunate end of his well-lived life (ended by cancer this past August) really hit our family hard, it also pushed me to do well this year. Even though he is gone, I still want to do the best I possibly can. I always feel like what I should do is ethical, and always do what you would if someone was there to watch what you did.

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