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Student of the Month: James "Gus" Burton

Feb 26, 2018 06:40AM
By Bryce Walker

James “Gus” Burton is a senior at American Leadership Academy. His parents are Nathan and Martha Burton.

He is Studentbody vice president and played linebacker and on the offensive line for the varsity football team.

When Gus heard that ALA was starting a up a wrestling program he signed up, lost about 25 pounds and ended up placing 6th in state at the 195 lb division. Not bad for a first time wrestler.

He loves to sing and is often a featured soloist in many of ALA’s nationally-ranked choirs

He is the anchor on Studio ALA’s live morning announcements

Gus is Bilingual speaks Spanish and English.

He is friendly and positive. He has a smile and words of encouragement for everyone. When it comes to any activity at ALA you will hear him say on the live broadcast, “Be there or be square, and if you’re square, you’re not around"