As a member of the Junior Classical League and baseball team, Jack Cushing’s interests are quite diverse. The Marcus High School senior also holds down a part time job and serves as a mentor for younger players during baseball season at local elementary schools as a member of Adopt an Athlete.
Cushing said he likes participating in a variety of activities because of what he gets from them.
“It just gives me something to do, and I especially love working with kids,” Cushing said. “When we get to go to the elementary schools, it’s always good to see how happy they are, and just being a part of their lives and hopefully changing them means a lot.”
Cushing, who has been accepted to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he will play baseball, said the thing he enjoys most about attending Marcus is the camaraderie with his classmates.
“The kids there, my classmates, are really great,” Cushing said. “Especially the baseball team—we call ourselves ‘the pack,’ because we are all just a tight family with close friends. I just enjoy going to school every day because of it.”
Cushing said he is quite happy with the world in which he lives and said the best thing for him about living in his generation is the freedoms he enjoys.
“I would honestly say the opportunity we have in America to do what we want,” Cushing said.
Cushing had a definite idea about the biggest problem with the world as well.
“It would be the way that people treat other people,” Cushing said. “Saying something without actually knowing the person, or something like that, is wrong. You should inform yourself before you speak about others.”
Cushing plans to study business marketing and eventually become a sales representative.
He has a 3.58 grade point average.
Favorite Subject: Math
Person who most inspires me: Aunt Lisa
Favorite Food: Chinese Food
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Book Currently Reading: The Mental ABC’s of Pitching
Favorite Musical Group or Performer: Drake