Conner Long is a senior at Foley High School, graduating in May with the class of 2020. He is involved in the aviation program at the Academy in Fairhope. He works at Ace Hardware in Elberta and has been there for two years. He enjoys going fishing anytime he gets the chance. He is also ready to see what the future has in store for him.
Where do you work and what have you learned there?
I work at Paris Ace Hardware in Elberta, and I have been there for two years. I have learned how to talk to people and understand what they need when they come in. I have also learned basic house upkeep like plumbing, electrical, and things I could fix myself if I ever needed to.
What are your extracurricular activities?
My extracurricular activities are aviation and co-op. I have been involved in the aviation program with Coastal Community College since the beginning of my junior year. The aviation classes I have taken have helped me develop quick problem solving skills and has also made mechanics easier to understand. Co-op really just helps me get some extra hours on my paycheck.
Where are you from?
I am originally from East Tennessee. I moved to Alabama in 2012 on the 26th of December. I miss Tennessee a lot. There were a few seasons compared to the two we have in Alabama. The two things I miss the most about Tennessee are my family and the mountains, and I definitely plan to go back one day.
If you could experience any event past, present or future what would it be?
If I could experience any event, it would have to be Woodstock. I love the music from the era Woodstock was in, and it would be an amazing experience seeing the bands I love in their prime. I think the people I would want to see most would be Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, and Joe Cocker.
What is your favorite outdoor/indoor activity?
My favorite outdoor activity is fishing. Fishing to me is one of the best ways to relax and let go of stuff on my mind. My favorite indoor activity is playing guitar, because it is another way to get things off my mind. There is always something new you can learn.
Would you change anything that has happened in your life so far?
I wouldn’t change anything that has happened in my life. I believe what happens in your life is what develops you and makes you the person you are. I also think there is a reason for the things that are happening, and I believe there is a lesson to learn from it.
What is your dream guitar?
My dream guitar would be a custom shop Martin acoustic/electric. I currently have a Martin acoustic, and I love it more than any of my others. To have one guitar that I personally picked everything out for would be amazing.
What are you looking forward to most in 2020?
I am looking forward to Hangout and the summer of 2020 the most. I think Hangout is going to be one of the best times of 2020 as a year for me. I’m also looking forward to a job opportunity that will hopefully take me to my career.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
One thing I couldn’t live without is music. Over the past two years, I have started to listen to it more and more everyday. I think without having that in my life it wouldn’t be the same.
What is one place you hope to see one day?
I hope to see Yellowstone National Park one day. From the picture I have seen, it looks like a beautiful place. It would be fun to go out and experience that; I hope to one day spend a week camping out there.