My name is Hunter Kirk and I will be a 2025 graduate from FCHS in Fairfield, IL. The word quit has never been a part of my vocabulary, as I had to face much adversity at a very young age. I actually suffer from a condition that doesn't allow my skull to grow. I had 3 brain surgeries before my 3rd birthday and I have had 11 in total. I am a fighter through and through because I am now 13 and it has never slowed me down from pitching to pole vaulting and everything in-between. (Luckily, this is all behind me as my brain is done growing) I began playing softball at the very young age of three. I wasn't a fan of t-ball and thankfully my birthday was the cutoff day to play coach pitch. I started travel ball at the age of 6 and have been playing ever since. I have been a varsity starter every year for our school softball team. The first two years at 3B and rotated in at pitching then this last year as the #1 pitcher. Due to COVID-19 we had a very condensed season of just 10 games where I had two no-hitters striking out 82. I was also the leadoff batter with 2 home-runs, a contact percentage of .999, and a batting average of .702.
I believe I would make a great asset to your team as I have always been taught it isn't about you, it's about what you can do for your team. Once you are given a role you embrace it with everything you have to offer. I understand that it's not only important to be the best athlete you can be, but it's also important to be the best teammate you can be. I am a very dedicated worker at everything I do whether it be on the field or in the classroom because it's not worth doing if you don't do your best.
The following are a few of my recent accomplishments.
I am an Honor student with a perfect 4.0 GPA, which will allow me to take all honors classes next year as a Freshmen.
I am a state champion in the sports nutrition category for 4H where I received the inspire award.
I am a science fair state winner winning money for my school.
I am the only 5 sport athlete at my school, which includes softball, cross country, basketball, volleyball, and track.
I received the G.R.I.T (Guts, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity) award in track. This award is given to the most coachable and determined athlete.