Get to know a graduate: CCHS’s Baker plans to become firefighter

Published 10:16 pm Friday, May 27, 2016

Editor’s note: Below is a question-and-answer session with upcoming Chilton County High School graduate Bryant Baker. Read more pieces like this in Peach Living magazine, which is available at businesses across the county and at the office of The Clanton Advertiser, located at 1109 Seventh St. N. in Clanton. For more information about local commencement ceremonies, see the accompanying story.

Bryant Baker knew from a very young age that he wanted to dedicate his life to public service. Both his father and brother serve as firefighters, and it is their commitment to helping others which has inspired him to follow in their footsteps.



This year, Baker was selected as the LeCroy Career Technical Center Student of the Year for the Fire Academy. Criteria for the award included leadership and determination toward achieving tasks both inside and outside of the classroom.

After graduation, Baker will attend The Alabama Fire College with plans to become a career firefighter.

The Clanton Advertiser: What were some of your highlights throughout high school?

Bryant Baker: Volunteering at the Special Olympics. I have always liked the Special Olympics, and I ran the sound system. It really makes you feel good to help others.

CA: If you could give advice to underclassmen, what would you say?

BB: Develop a good study habit and study hard. And always try to do the right thing.

CA: What will you remember most about your time in high school?

BB: All of the fun times I had with my friends.

CA: Who has been an inspiration to you throughout high school?

BB: My parents have been by my side through good times and bad times. They always encourage me, and they are my leaning posts.

CA: How would you like to be remembered as you graduate from high school?

BB: I’m not perfect, but I hope everyone remembers me as a person who was friendly and tried to do good things and see the best in everyone.

–Chanel Bingham