George Joseph – “A Work in Progress”


I  recently had the  opportunity to interview George Joseph.  George is currently a  junior at New Castle High School. In addition, George is a comedian, scholar, philosopher, and a varsity golfer.  I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I had interviewing George.

Q: Describe yourself in three  words.
A:  Personable, comical, insightful.

Q: What do you admire most about your coaches?
A: What I admire most about Coach “Bev” is that he provides us with everything we need, and always has a positive outlook.  What I admire most about Coach Cook is every time I see him, it brightens my day, without coach Cook, our team wouldn’t be as close as we are.

Q: Throughout your academic career, name some of your favorite teachers and why?
A: Here’s three for you:  Mr. Abe, Mr. Abe, and Mr. Abe. Mr. Abe is one of the few teachers that is approachable and affable with all of his students.

Q: What is your greatest strength?
A: Critical thinking. When I need to think about something, BAM, it’s done.

Q: Tell us something that nobody knows?
A: One thing nobody knows about me is I am highly organized, and do all of my tasks.

Q: When you graduate from high school, what do you want  be?
A: I have no clue. I am undecided, and I still have a lot of time to think before I make these difficult decisions.

Q: What advice would you give the incoming freshmen class?
A: Don’t overstress yourself. Put forth enough effort to get B’s. “C’s get Degrees”.

Q: Favorite quote?
A: I’m here for a good time, not a long time.

Q: How do you prepare mentally before pitching a high school game?
A: Have you ever seen the Waterboy?  Yeah, I visualize and attack.

Q: What is more challenging, baseball, or golf?
A: Mentally, without a doubt golf.  One bad hole can ruin your round.

Q: Who is your favorite golfer?
A: None, I focus on my game and my game only.

Q: Favorite baseball player, and why.
A: Right now, Nolan Arenado.  He plays like a vacuum at third base, and he has tremendous power to all fields.

Q: What one thing would you change about New Castle?
A: I would make school start later.  Students would feel more energetic and score higher on tests.

Q: Who is going to win the 2020 Presidential Election.
A: Honestly, I couldn’t care less. It isn’t going to change the way I live at all. I wish the best for all of the candidates.

Q: Last novel you read?
A: Green Eggs and Ham when I was seven years old; but seriously, To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is such a great character.

Q: For the record, what is your favorite restaurant?
A: So many to chose from, but I would say my mother is the greatest cook.