EHS Senior Spotlight: Meet Henry Hutchinson
What do you like best about Ewing High School? My favorite part of Ewing High School is the opportunities I have been given through my educational journey. I was able to play baseball and participate in Math League. I was given the chance to be a Peer Leader. I had the opportunity to meet people that changed my life. The opportunities at Ewing High School for self-improvement and growth are unmatched and make this high school unique.
Who is your favorite teacher(s) or coach, why? My favorite teachers at Ewing High School are Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Masterson. Mrs. Hill provided the optimum learning experience to engulf yourself in a language. She consistently made French an enjoyable language to pursue. Mrs. Masterson allowed students to find a passion for reading and writing unmatched by any another teacher.
In which activities do you participate? Within the school I participate in the Peer Leadership program where I help mentor a group of freshmen and help them successfully assimilate into life in high school. I am a member of the National Honor Society, an organization focused on service. I also play for the Ewing High School Varsity Baseball team. Outside of school I actively participate in many activities in my church, Princeton Community Church. I help lead the middle school youth group as well as the children’s ministry.
What is your favorite memory of high school? My favorite memory of high school is my freshman year when I was graciously given the chance to pitch at the Varsity Baseball game against Steinert. I was the smallest kid on the baseball team, yet the coaching staff believed in me. My teammates supported me and allowed me to have an outstanding varsity debut. We lost the game handily, but it felt like a victory in the grand scheme of my life.
What do you do outside of school? My life outside of school is often spent at Princeton Community Church. I am a regular attendee of the youth group, which meets every Sunday and Wednesday night. I work at Cafe 72 every Saturday as a Busser.
Who or what has impacted your life in a positive way? My life has been positively impacted by an innumerable amount of people. My friends Zach Cantalice, Anthony Isaacs, and Kyle Sullivan have stood by my side when I was not sure where my life was heading. They allowed me to find myself and my purpose just by being present and giving me an opportunity to experience joy. Anna Gaylord, Lexi Laflin, and Nat Staub are friends who change lives without ever realizing it. My family gives me opportunities that I do not deserve. They support me through every adventure I am called into and their unfettering love remains. My church has provided me a family I can turn to when I struggle. They are a constant in my life that I appreciate more and more every time we meet.
How do you define success? Success is a fulfillment of one’s purpose. If I can live out the life I am being called into I will have lived the most successful life imaginable.
What are your plans after you graduate? Upon graduation, I plan on attending Eastern University to study philosophy and theology and work towards ministry in the Christian Church.
Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years I see myself seeking an adventure, looking for opportunities wherever they lie. I do not know what the future holds for me, but I plan on making the most of it.