Scholar-athlete: Aaron Redus

February 7, 2014 

Holly Springs’ Aaron Redus grapples Fuquay-Varina’s Jacob Jones in a Dec. 4 match. Redus has a 4.67 GPA.

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Aaron Redus

Holly Springs, 5-foot-7, Senior

Academics: 4.67 overall grade-point average on a 4.0 scale

Athletics: 35-2 record in the 120-pound wrestling weight division.

Most impactful book: “ ‘The Sound and The Fury’ by William Faulkner changed the way I feel about reading and writing. It gives you insights into how people think.”

Ideal guest list: J.K. Rowling, President Barack Obama, George Washington.

Add to Mount Rushmore: William Faulkner.

I was fascinated when I learned: “How to write. I figured out that I could write things that other people would read.”

A person that impacted by life was: “Kristy Smith, my eighth-grade math teacher at Holly Ridge Middle School. She took a lot of time with me. She helped give me confidence.”

Wrestling has impacted me by: “Giving me more confidence. I’ve learned to work hard and to be mentally tough. When things happen, you need to be able to handle them.”

A friend: “Listens. Even if you can’t help the situation, listening helps.”

I listen to: “Contemporary Christian because it is a lot more positive than a lot of things on the radio.”

Leading means: “You take time to build relationships. I don’t like to yell. You build a relationship with people and get close to them and you can have an affect on them.”

The most important U.S. document is: “The U.S. Constitution. Most of our country’s decisions are based on the Constitution, or at least they are supposed to be.”

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