By Gabriel al-Rifai l Photo by Two birds Photography –
Austin May, a senior at Stratford High School, is who you would call a hardworking and true Southern gentleman. Austin has wasted no time devoting himself to numerous school organizations and extracurricular activities all while serving his community and church.
As a freshman and sophomore, Austin played center and power forward on the Stratford Basketball team, served, trained and mentored acolytes for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and participated in community projects such as Bayou Clean-up and Holiday Bike Assembly. This past year, Austin was selected as the only high school-aged Eucharistic Minister.
Austin’s true passion is lit when he lends his creative and technical skills to set designs for school as well as for Stratford Playhouse productions where he continues to receive accolades. A real testament to the kind of person Austin is and one of his most notable contributions was the summer he spent helping with the demolition and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Ike. Austin does all of this and still makes the honor roll. Wow! Austin May is a true High School Hot Shot.