Age: 17

School: Columbus Christian School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Tom and Michelle Sallee; grandparents: William and Wanda Sallee, Glen and Natalie McGinnis, Damon and Lin Perry, Greg Nentrup; siblings: Joshua Sallee and Adriane Polley

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Columbus Christian School

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

History class, because it is fun to learn how we have gotten to where we are as a nation/world, and lunch; boys gotta eat!

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Basketball, baseball, soccer, cross-country, golf, drama, choir, debate club, worship team, Youth Leadership of Bartholomew County, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, prom committee, student council

When you’re not in school, what’s your favorite place to be and why?

At home, in my room for a quiet reflection on the day. Helps to finish my day reading the Bible.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

Spending spring break on a mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains, where we did a lot of hard work and had fun playing with kids there.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Sleeping in for a few days, reflecting on the closed chapter of life and planning for the future ones.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to my brother, Adriane Polley. I can always rely on him and tell him everything and he tells me things straight. He has been the one solid person besides my parents who has been there for me when I needed someone to lean on the most.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

Need to do things on time. Don’t take each day for granted because your life can be changed in an instant. Rely on God.

Draw a picture, write a poem or create something that represents you. It can be anything you choose.

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile). Romans 1:16