Interview with Sam Jones, Senior at Southern Wells High School.

Sam Jones

How old are you? 

I’m 17. 

Do you like your name? 


If you had to change your name what would it be?

I’ve never really thought about it. Probably Alex

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?

When my dad slid off the road the first day it got icy. I had tog o pull him out of the ditch. I fell 3 times within 10 minutes.

I’m glad no one got hurt.

 If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you choose to go and why?

Probably Alaska. It’s a really beautiful place and I would like to fish there. 

You have found a suitcase containing $1 million. The authorities say it’s yours to keep. What do you do with it?

I would buy a sports car.

What kind?

A Ferrari.

Are you a car guy then?


Tell me something about a parent or relative that you find awesome and you hope to accomplish someday?

My dad owns his own business since 2014. It’s an outdoor repair shop. I’d like to maybe have my own business too someday.

What are you proudest of?

Some of my FFA accomplishments and some awards I’ve won. Like my Hoosier degree and different demonstrations I took first place in.

That’s awesome! Good for you.

You are a new addition to a crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Burnt Orange, just because it’s my favorite color.

Do you own a pet? What are their names?

I have 2 dogs. Storm, a Blue Tick Coon Hound and Dizzy, a Walker Coon Hound. Dizzy is a pup and her mom’s name is Izzy. I hunt competitively within 3 states.

Can you tell me a joke?

What do you call an alligator in a vest?

I am clueless.

An investigator.

Oh that’s great! Haha.

What is your favorite class in school and why?

My Ag classes. I love to work in the shop.

Are you involved in school sports, music or other activities? Any outside of school activities?

At school just FFA. I’m in 4-H for my 10th year. Electricity, woodworking and I show pigs. Also, I work ½ days and come to school in the afternoon.

You stay busy!

What is your favorite game to play and why?

I like playing golf. I used to play a lot with my grandpa.

Does your grandpa still play? 

Yes. He’s 83 and plays 2-3 times per week in the summer.

Wow, that is wonderful.

Who is one of your friends that make you laugh all the time?

Jacob. He’s pretty witty.

Who is your most academically inclined friend? 

Gage. He is getting good grades. Always has.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how will you get there?

Working full-time. I want to be an electrician. 

Do you go to college or a trade school for that?

It’s an apprenticeship. There’s a business in Marion I am considering.

You have a lot to be proud of and a a good plan for the future. It was a pleasure to meet you!

Teen Talk is a service supported by Southern Wells Schools, Northern Wells Schools, and Bluffton Harrison Schools, …. to promote dialogue and community among area high school students. 

Interviewer: Amy Serafini

News-Banner, Bluffton, Indiana