Senior Spotlight: Foster McAdams

Eliza Myers, Photographer

At this point in the year, I have written more than a handful of senior spotlights, but I’ve yet to write about someone who has had as much of an impact on the senior class as Foster McAdams. He, yet another lifer at RMA, has been an incredibly special part of the class of 2020 almost his entire life. Foster is undeniably one of the most likeable people I have ever met; he seems to make and have friends wherever he goes. No matter how different people are from Foster, he never seems to have a problem getting along with them. Ada Everette had this to say about Foster: “He’s one of my best friends and ALWAYS knows how to put a smile on my face. My life wouldn’t be the same without him for sure.” Caleb Chesis also praises his best friend in saying, “My best friend since the community college preschool days. Always there to make me laugh even though his Jeep is stock. Yessir.” Foster’s unique sense of humor can get pretty much anyone to crack up, even when they aren’t in the mood to. He knows what to say to help get someone out of a funk or a bad mood, and he is always ready with a hug for those who need one. 

This year, Foster is taking as much art as he can and loving every minute of it. As recently as this year, he has discovered a love and incredible talent for throwing pieces on the wheel and has managed to become so good at this form of ceramics that he sells his work at the front of the school and has taken commissions. Mrs. Hunter is amazed by his natural talent and is more than happy to let him throw as much as he wants. Along with ceramics, Foster has many other hobbies that he is passionate about, namely surfing, boating, and car and truck detailing, the latter of which he has turned into quite a profitable little business. Foster has also played tennis since the sixth grade and from his eighth grade to eleventh grade year he has been a key player on the varsity team, winning both All Conference and MVP awards for his skill. 

As we get closer and closer to the long-awaited day of graduation, the class of 2020 only seems to grow closer. We will miss these days so very much, just as we will miss Foster. We will follow and support Foster as he grows and thrives after graduating from RMA and we will forever be thankful, and better people, because we knew him. The class of 2020 and the entire RMA community has been forever changed by having Foster be a part of our lives and we cannot wait to watch him succeed in his future! 

  1. Where is your dream vacation destination? Hawaii.
  2. Who is your biggest role model? My mom and my dad
  3. What is your biggest pet peeve? No clue.
  4. If you were trapped on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? A BUNCH of good friends, surfboard, food.
  5. What is your favorite quote? “Good morning,” – Mr. Hester.
  6. What is your favorite RMA memory. Listening to Future while Mr. Hester was teaching.
  7. What is your favorite tv show? Spongebob.
  8. Where do you want to be in ten years? The beach, selling boats.
  9. What is your dream job? Surfboard shaper.
  10. What is your favorite thing to do when hanging out with friends? Crash dirt bikes because me and Colin are not that good at riding them.