Senior Profile - Avance Finds Successful Path In Culbertson
Whether itâ€™s making a tackle for a loss on the football field or earning high marks in the classroom, hard work is what Culbertson High Schoolâ€™s senior Colin Avance feels is the key to success.
â€śComing in and getting your work done is what I was taught from a young age,â€ť Avance said.
Along with being a three-sport athlete, Avance is also involved in FFA and National Honor Society at the school. His favorite activity is football where he is an All-State performer.
â€śIt has recently become my favorite sport,â€ť Avance said of football. â€śItâ€™s one of the places where you can let your emotions out.â€ť
For the FFA program, Avance is active in mechanics, livestock and job interview. He notes that he feels the most comfortable in the mechanicsâ€™ field. â€śIâ€™ve grown up around that,â€ť Avance said. â€śMy dad is a hard core car guy.â€ť
The senior added that heâ€™s learning a lot about the livestock field. He has even helped friends at some area brandings. â€śItâ€™s always interested me,â€ť Avance said.
He says his father, Johnny Avance Jr., is one of his role models. â€śHe wakes up at 4 a.m. to go to work, no questions asked. Heâ€™s a hard working guy.â€ť
Colin moved to Culbertson from Missouri when he was 13 years old. He feels the transition has been smooth.
â€śThe town is very supportive especially for the sports teams and academics,â€ť he said.
His favorite class is government taught by Dave Solem.
â€śMr. Solem is a really good teacher and makes it interesting,â€ť Avance said.
When he has free time, Avanceâ€™s hobbies include working out in the gym, drawing and working on cars.