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Teen Spotlight: Camden Payne

Teen Spotlight: Camden Payne

stats: 17, Senior at Tallassee High School


  • Football Student Athlete of the Week
  • Tallassee High School Golf Team
  • Qualified for Golf Sectionals
  • AP/Honors Courses

quotable: “Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.” – Jack Nicklaus

his story: Camden’s favorite thing about attending Tallassee High School is his friends and the people who work at the school. He also enjoys having a flexible schedule. Camden has played football for Tallassee High School for four years. He is also a member of the Tallassee High School golf team. He placed first in Elmore County his junior year of golf and placed second in the area to qualify for sectionals. During his senior year of football, Camden was recognized and featured as “Student Athlete of the Week.”

what’s next: Camden shared, “Golf is my passion. I would like to work in the golf profession as a superintendent. I have worked at a golf course for almost two years. The things I have learned through this experience have driven me to pursue this as a career.” He names Tiger Woods as his biggest influence because “He has been faced with extreme adversity throughout his life and career, yet he always finds a way to win and compete. He is still considered one of the greatest golfers of all time!”

PG (parental guidance) rating: The best advice he ever received was “Pursue and build relationships with the people in your life.” He loves to be at home with his family. He shared, “I am humbled and honored when the people in my life think highly of and are proud of me.

parents’ perspective: Camden’s parents, Krystal and Russell, shared, “Camden is resilient with a quiet strength. His humility and ability to withstand adversity is rare. He is a true team player. Camden has a kind heart and loves others well. He is a great role model to his brother. He simply
makes life better!”

parent-to-parent: Krystal and Russell had this advice for other parents, “Be the good! Spend time as a family just to talk. Have dinner together at the table. Pray together and put God first. Love unconditionally. Forgive.

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