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Fox McClure leads a simple, unique life

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Senior Fox McClure

Senior Fox McClure

IMAGE / Grant Sterling

IMAGE / Grant Sterling

Senior Fox McClure

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Fox McClure is a short and thin boy. His hair is brown, and his limbs are lanky. His clothes are monochromatic; he always wears something in the red-brown spectrum.

His voice is slightly nervous, with lots of pauses, but he seems relaxed in his mannerisms.

His nose is slightly crooked from an accident he had as a child.

He uses strange, made-up words frequently, such as “whomst” and “y’ain’t.” He seems to do this simply because he enjoys it and maybe to annoy people who are picky about grammar.

McClure is the youngest of his siblings and often struggles with this fact.

“It’s not great, because you’re kind of perpetually a kid in their eyes,” McClure said.

McClure used to live in Oakland County, but his family’s house burned down when he was young. This caused them to move into Genesee County.

McClure had major anxiety issues in middle school.

“I could hardly talk to anyone back then,” McClure said. “But now I have more friends, and it’s gotten a lot better.”

He is a senior and has many plans for his approaching post-graduation life.

He has gone to Kearsley for all 15 years of his school career.

“After all these years in school,” McClure said, “I’m kind of tired of it all.”

McClure currently works at Tim Hortons and enjoys his coworker’s company.

“It’s OK,” McClure said. “I have a friend who works their with me, which makes it bearable. It’s really boring when she’s not there.”

I want to follow in my brother’s footsteps, in a way. He joined the Air Force right out of high school.”

— Fox McClure, senior

McClure hopes to join the Peace Corps.

“I want to follow in my brother’s footsteps, in a way. He joined the Air Force right out of high school,” McClure said.

Although his home is here in Michigan, he hopes to one day move away.

“I’m going to move down South or to the coast,” McClure said.

After he moves, he wants to become a professional chef.

“It doesn’t have to be a big thing, I just like cooking for people,” McClure said. “I just want to add to my menu. Right now I mainly make Italian food.”

McClure is teaching himself how to cook and is open to criticism.

“I’m learning to cook from the critiques people give me,” McClure said. “I just find making food really fun.”

McClure’s favorite food is steak, and he wants to learn how to make steak properly one day.

“I like my steak well done,” McClure said. “I don’t like my meat to be too juicy.”

Alton Brown, the host of the TV show “Good Eats,” was an early inspiration for McClure’s cooking.

“I feel like a lot of people get their recipes from Brown toward the beginning,” McClure said.

His favorite TV show is “Cutthroat Kitchen,” but he loves many Food Network shows.

Another passion of his is photography.

“I got into taking pictures while I was in theater. I was pretty good at it. I’m conflicted between cooking and photography as a career. Maybe I’ll cook the food and then take pictures of it,” McClure said with a laugh.

Not only did McClure take theater, but he also seems to enjoy the silver screen.

His favorite film is a tie between “The Bad News Bears” (1976) and “Homefront” (2013).

Senior Jonathan Summers has not known McClure for long, but he respects him.

“He’s a unique person in a school of people who are all the same,” Summers said.

He was very bright and a very hard worker.”

— Ms. Frances Trombley, English teacher

Ms. Frances Trombley, English teacher, loved McClure as a student.

“He was very bright and a very hard worker,” Trombley said.

McClure’s advice for underclassmen is straightforward.

“Care about the work. If you don’t care and act irresponsibly, you’re going to regret it,” McClure said.

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