When Steve Holbert heard that he would be in this month's Student Spotlight, the first words out of his mouth were, "Why would anyone pick me?"
It might come as a surprise to Steve, but his contributions to this community have not gone unnoticed. Even though this young man is only 15 years old, he has accomplished more for society than most people his age. Steve is involved in many organizations including FCA. Every Saturday, Steve spends a full hour visiting residents at Thomson Manor. He enjoys spending his time with them. He listens intently to them and tries to raise their spirits.
Steve Holbert is the spotlight this month.
Steve does this by using them as his audience for his standup comedy routine.
"What most people don't know is that the elderly are hilarious. They laugh at all my jokes," he said of his eager audience members.
Steve plans to bring the house down night after night performing his Christian comedy routine. Most people who have come in contact with Steve know his dreams of a career in comedy.
"If I can make someone laugh, it makes me feel as if I have done my good deed for the day," Steve said.
One of Steve's frequent comedic targets is his church youth choir. Steve serves as his church's youth choir director, focusing on teaching them the basic principles of Christianity and proper etiquette.
"While teenagers are out there making bad decisions, Steve is out there making a difference," said Anna Newsome of Steve.
Steve's interest in both drama and early childhood education cause him to vacillate between career paths.
"I love kids, but in drama you can become someone else," Steve says of his two passions.
But he does have a few short-term goals.
"I want to be voted most unique of our class," said Steve "but I know that's a long shot."
Steve's individuality serves as inspiration to younger students.
"In high school people are so afraid of being themselves. They'd rather be a part of the crowd than stand out on their own," said Steve.