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Senior Spotlight: Trey Smelcer

Lauren Seale

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Edward “Trey” Smelcer is a familiar name and face to many at Rocky Mount Academy. Much of our student body knows him through his involvement in athletics. His name is constantly on the loudspeaker as a starter at both football and basketball games, and he has maintained a position at #1 seed on the tennis team. On the football team, he is the starting kicker. He has participated in many football camps, and has even been recognized with free tickets to a Panthers game for winning their “Punt, Pass, and Kick” competition. In basketball, his height gives him an edge that few can compete with, and he is consistently a player adding points to the scoreboard. On the tennis court, he puts 110% into every game, every set, and every match he plays. Overall, Trey is a fantastic athlete, and is an asset to many of RMA’s sports teams.

If his athletic abilities are not enough to make him so memorable to so many, then his outgoing personality truly seals the deal. He is a member of both Key Club and FCA, and brings fun and conversation to both every time they meet. He always brings his extroverted and lovable personality to any event he is a part of. Trey has an ability to make friends easily wherever he is, with people of all ages; he can be seen in the halls talking with other seniors, and then joking with middle schoolers a few minutes later. His personality has helped to make him part of the glue holding the senior class together. The grade simply would not have been the same if he had not of joined our family in the 9th grade. We know that Rocky Mount Academy will be very different next year when he is away at college. Hopefully, we will be able to see him playing for the college in at least one of the many sports he plays so well.

If you would like to learn more about Trey, please read the following interview:

  1. What first made you want to play football? When I came to RMA in ninth grade my mom wanted me to try it even though I had always played soccer and when I tried it, I loved it.
  2. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I’ve ever received is to do my best and let God do the rest.
  3. What’s your favorite class this year? Sports management
  4. What is your favorite aspect of playing tennis? I don’t have to rely on anyone else, it’s only me out there.
  5. Do you have a favorite song? I have two: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and No Role Modelz by J Cole.
  6. Other than sports practices and school work, what do you do in your spare time? Hanging out with friends and family.
  7. Do you have a role model? If so, who and why? My role model is my mom. She is the strongest woman I know and no matter what happens I know she will always have my back.
  8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I would go to Scotland because I would love to see the castles and the historic countryside.
  9. What colleges are you going to apply to? I am applying to UNC Charlotte, ECU, and Methodist University.
  10. Do you know what you want to do when you’ve graduated from college? My ultimate dream would be to become a professional athlete but my backup plan is to be a sports journalist.

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