An outstanding athlete and volunteer
To date, Towery has really made a name for himself among the Rebels’ athletes.
His accolades include being the male school winner of the Wendy’s Heisman High School Scholarship. He earned the Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship and the Thomas E. and Betty Potts Scholarship.
Towery has served three years on the Christian Ministry of Lincoln County Board. At WLHS, he holds the positions of National Honor Society parliamentarian and Interact Club vice president. He’s a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the Beta, Math and Off-the-Shelf Book clubs. He was a junior marshal last year. He’s an AP scholar and scholar-athlete. Throughout high school, he took honors classes, AP and Career College Promise courses. He competed in mathematics and chemistry competitions. He was certified for computer code, PowerPoint and Microsoft. He received the senior superlative, “Most Likely to Save the Planet.”
Outside of school, Towery is an active member of the Cherryville Traditional New Year Shooters. And he is a first-generation college student. Come August, he’ll be at North Carolina State University in the Poole College of Management. And even though he doesn’t know what he wants to do when he “grows up,” he plans to double-major in business and engineering.
Towery’s favorite subject is math. He spoke highly of West Lincoln’s teachers and extolled the impact they’ve had upon the lives of their students. Amongst his favorite teachers is math teacher and N.C. State alumnus Ronald Patten. Towery thanked Patten for inspiring him to consider State as his own university choice.
“He has ways that make learning fun,” he said of his teacher.
And Towery expressed some evident surprise at being his school’s top student.
“To be honest,” he said, “my goal was to be in the top ten of my class of 185. Once I achieved that goal, I set a new one to be in the top three. I really never thought I would see number one. But it sure feels good to know that my dedication in academics paid off. No matter where you are in life-set goals, you never know what you can achieve if you work hard and stay consistent. Take time to share a smile and reach out to help people every chance you get. Never grow complacent. And most importantly, stay humble.”
Of hobbies, friends and more sports
Towery has quite the ménagerie, including two dogs and a dozen goats. His hobbies include playing video games with his friends and fishing. He says that fishing is both relaxing and challenging. But most of all, it helps him get in some quality time with his dad.
Towery played basketball during his freshman and sophomore years before deciding to focus on baseball. He played baseball for all four years of high school.
“This season was just like school,” he observed, “nothing close to how I thought it would be. I never expected that I wouldn’t return to the field after that fourth game. I had big hopes that somehow the games would kick back up. We had big dreams. It felt like it was going to be another promising season. I have missed it every day since March 13.”
Towery and his team were in the Two-A Baseball Playoffs for three straight years, 2017-19. Last year, they were the Western Regional Two-A Baseball Finalists and the South Fork Two-A Baseball Conference Champions.
“I am very grateful for all the memories made with my baseball brothers,” he remarked. “It was a lot of fun playing with and against old travel ball teammates who became friends. The county rival games were the absolute best. West Lincoln has some of the most committed fans around. A great senior memory is the 25-mile parade. It was awesome to see such strong community support.
“I want to say thanks to the Good Lord above,” he added, “and it’s great to be from West Lincoln High. I am forever a Rebel! To the class of 2020 all over the county, perhaps we were dealt this hand because we are seen as the creative ones. Carry this thought with you through your next journey: adversities do not define who you are. They only define how tough you are and develop who you grow to become. I wish you all the best. God bless!”
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