SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Daryl Vaughn, Poplar Bluff
Poplar Bluff High School
SPORTS: Baseball, basketball, soccer
PARENTS: Maria E. Acevedo and Daryl E. Vaughn
SIBLINGS: Soley Dugas and Damaya Vaughn
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT SCHOOL: I miss playing baseball and witnessing the final joys of senior year and high school.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF THIS SENIOR YEAR: This school year I learned a significant amount about who I am and who I strive to be in the future. Due to COVID-19 I also learned that no matter what life throws at me I will find a way to enjoy life.
BEST SPORTS MEMORY: Anytime I stepped on the baseball field whether it was cheering on my teammates, getting a base hit, or learning how to improve.
IS THERE A SPORT YOU WANT TO TRY: I would want to play hockey. I would like to try hockey because it is not a sport played in Southeast Missouri.
ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES, HOBBIES: I am in Spanish Club, National Honor Society, FBLA, and Mule Barn.
PICK ONE — PLAY YOUR SPORT ONE LAST TIME, ATTEND PROM OR HAVE A GRADUATION CEREMONY: If I had to pick I would play baseball over prom or graduation. Playing baseball this year was the main thing I looked forward to do.
ATHLETE: Javier Baez
SPORTS TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals
SCHOOL SUBJECT: American Government
MUSIC: Rap, Hip Hop, Latin
TV SHOW: NCIS, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, and S.W.A.T.
MOVIE: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘42’
Editor’s note: This is part of a series honoring area high school seniors that did not get a spring sports season due to COVID-19 pandemic.