r 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.rWhen 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”