Turning a ‘screw up’ into college

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 09:33 AM.

Butts said he loves to write, tapping into what he called his “creative mind” and soaking in research and building a “narrative”, two key parts of the essay process.

And that he turned that love of writing into a scholarship and lessening the future financial burden on his parents Karen and Chris, who after all, have five other children sprouting through Gulf County Schools, is pure gravy.

“It feels great,” Butts said. “I know I can go to college. I can have the experience of going to college and it helps out my mom and dad.”

In college, the love of writing may have to take second place. Butts said he hopes to be a high school math teacher – if his dream of professional baseball doesn’t pan out, which Butts freely admits is a long-shot at best.

“I really like writing, reading and language,” Butts said. “But I really love math.”

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