Many who know Nathan Turner would say when he wanted to accomplish something, he did it in fours.
The new Waynesfield-Goshen graduate had a perfect 4.0 grade point average through high school, and to complement his academic achievements he lettered all four years in both football and track.
â€śWaynesfield did a good job of preparing me for college,â€ť Turner said. â€śI had to learn to balance a pretty busy schedule. I think one of the biggest things I learned here was to balance my time wisely.â€ť
To go along with his studies and athletics, the son of Regina and Tadd Turner, also was a member of the National Honor
Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and FFA. He also was in 4-H.
Turner said being a lifelong resident of Waynesfield helped him succeed.
â€śIt helps being part of a small community,â€ť Turner said. â€śThere was always support for the athletics and academics. You always felt like everyone cared.â€ť
Turner mentioned English teacher Shaun Ricker and history teacher Joe Foster as the teachers who influenced him the most.
Turner spent time while in school working for his fatherâ€™s agricultural seed dealership, County Line Agricultural Services, and plans to come back to work there when he completes college. He is planning on attending Wilmington College this fall and majoring in an agricultural-related topic.
â€śIt will definitely be something in the agricultural field,â€ť Turner said.
â€śI plan to come back to the area. It is a great place to live.â€ť