PARKERSBURG — Brandon Holliday, a high school student from Parkersburg South, started bowling at a young age.
“I started bowling when I was 5 and stuck to that,” said Holiday. “My friends and family are very fond of bowling, which encouraged me to play too.”
Holliday is a member of the PSHS bowling club. He said that over the past four years he has grown to appreciate sport and its competitive side more.
“I was a varsity bowler for Parkersburg South for all four years and we won the West Virginia State Championship my freshman and sophomore year,” he said. “We won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship in my freshman year and we’re going to play our third straight state championship on Sunday, March 27 at Pike Street Lanes.
Holliday said he is grateful for the opportunities bowling has given him. He said he loves the people he’s met, the laughs he’s had, and the trips he’s taken because of bowling.
Holliday is also involved in weight lighting. He started his second year of high school and is now taking a morning weightlifting class at school.
“I like feeling healthy and being active, and enjoying myself,” he said.
Holliday works at Piggly Wiggly in South Parkersburg. He said he started working when he was 15, to get a head start.
“Working at Piggly Wiggly is fun. I learned a lot about different aspects related to work,” he said. “I got to talk to a lot of different people that I had never talked to before and I also love my job because my friends come and hang out while I’m working.”
Holliday has no plans to go to college, but said he might be interested in going to West Virginia University at Parkersburg for a business degree.
“Business and finance, I became interested in these subjects because of the high-end luxury car owners I spoke to and became familiar with,” he said.
He said he was very interested in exotic cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari and McLaren.
“Since eighth grade, I have dreamed of owning a Lamborghini in my life and becoming financially free, enjoying life to the fullest, and helping friends, family, and community later in life,” he said. “I would also like to start a family.
Holliday enjoys volunteering when he gets the chance. He volunteers to read to first graders at Blennerhassett Elementary School, as a water stop for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon, and at First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg.
“Volunteering to read to school children was fun and enjoyable to be in this atmosphere with the children and my friends who also volunteered”, he said. “Volunteering at the marathon is fun and enjoyable, and helping my church makes me feel good because it helps improve and make our church better.”
In her spare time, Holliday enjoys doing car-related activities, bowling and hanging out with her friends. He also enjoys investing in cryptocurrency and the stock market.
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