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EHS Student Athlete of the Week-Marissa Puckett

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By Greg Woods

Marissa is a junior on the Warriors’ softball and basketball teams.

Parents-Cara and Will Puckett

What do you do for fun?

Hang out with friends and I like to watch sporting events. I go to as many as I can.

How about school clubs?

FEA, Beta, National Honor Society, Book Club, Gifted and Talented, Latin Club and Pep club.

Favorite school subject and why:

Math, because it makes sense. There is always one answer, that’s it.

Favorite TV shows:

Teen Wolf and Breaking Bad.

Favorite Movie:

The Bourne Identity

Favorite music style/artist:

Country and alternative/Josh Turner.

Favorite food:

Steak.

Favorite book:

Divergent.

What’s your favorite sports teams/athletes?

UK, Red Sox, Packers and Miami Heat/Terrence Jones and Willy Cauley-Stein

What are your plans for the future?

I’ve narrowed my college choices to UK, Bellarmine and Murray. I want to do anything with exercise science or sports therapy or sports law. Anything around sports teams.

Who has had the biggest influence on you? Why?

My dad, because even though he’s been tough, he has taught me a lot of lessons. He’s taught me to live by Christ and the Bible.

Who do you admire and why:

Josh Harellson because he really had to strive hard and step up when DeMarcus Cousins left. He really had to work hard to make himself a better player and to help his team reach the Final Four. He shows that hard work does pay off.

What’s your favorite thing about playing sports?

It keeps you in shape and keeps you busy. Competing is always fun.