Featured Athlete of the Week: Josh Stewart , Tennis South Putnam High School
Josh Stewart was born on Feb. 11, 1998 to Jill and Coty Stewart. He has one older sister named Jess. Along with tennis, Stewart also plays basketball and baseball.
He watches a lot of sports channels on televison and he enjoys chicken nuggets. Stewart's favorite teacher was Anna Nichols and his favorite subject is pyschology.
Josh Stewart is the first four-year tennis player South Putnam has had in more than 30 years.
Banner Graphic: What is different about being a senior?
Josh Stewart: I just have to take more of the role of a leader. I really like that the younger guys look up to me. I feel special about that.
BG: Who are your biggest supporters out here?
JS: Definitely my dad and mom. My grandparents and I know she's not alive anymore but I know my grandma is watching me from up above.
BG: What is it like having a support group like that?
JS: It's great. I expect them to be at eveything. I don't even have to talk to them about it. I know they'll always be my No. 1 fans.
BG: What was your fondest memories at South Putnam?
JS: For tennis, last year I played (Greencastle's) Jake Mangrum in a three set that took over three hours and then my first varsity home run in baseball. That was my sophomore year.
BG: What are your goals individually and as a team?
JS: I'd like to win at least one game in sectionals as a team. I'd like for us to move on because it would kind of put South Putnam tennis on the map.
BG: Who are some of your best friends on the team?
JS: I'd say my best friends on the team are Thomas Fanning, he's a freshman, and Zach Rayce who is also a senior.
BG: What can sports teach you about life?
JS: It just teaches you to be disciplined. For me it teaches me to just enjoy the sport and enjoy life no matter what it throws at you.
BG: What are your goals after high school?
JS: I'm looking at going to a small school. I'm going to try and walk on the baseball team. Maybe I'll get a major in psychology so I can be a counselor whan I get older.
BG: Why is psychology of interest to you?
JS: My dad graduated college with a psychology degree. I just like the idea behind it and I think a counselor would be a good job for me because I like to help younger kids.