While most MWHS students are still trying to find their passions in life, one student has already discovered his. Sean Weber has been fishing for as long as he can remember. “I have been fishing pretty much my entire life. Even as a baby my parents would bring me along.”
Sean was primarily introduced to fishing by his dad, who competes in a competitive fishing league along with individual tournaments. For those who don’t know how fishing leagues work, participants fish all day and at the end of the day whoever has the heaviest fish wins. He has been very successful in both the individual and league tournaments: “My dad has been in the league for 9 years, and has only not come in 1st or 2nd, one time by the end of the season”. Sean has even competed in the league a little bit himself: “My dad is in a league and whenever he needs a sub I fish with him … 3 or 4 times a year.” Sean loves waking up early and competing in the league or in individual tournaments.
For Sean, fishing is more than just a hobby, it’s an escape for the stressors that plague us in everyday life. “The best part about fishing is that it is relaxing. It is a good way to get away from all the stressful things in life”. Although, it is tough to find time to fish during the school year, Sean still tries to make time on the weekends and sometimes after school. Sean also loves to do other things besides fish, he competes in many school sports including trap shooting, swimming, and playing golf. Overall, Sean has found his passion in life and has discovered a love of competing. He hopes to continue pursuing fishing and competing in the future.