Hunter Adams, 16, is a Junior attending Russell County High School. He’s been at the school almost three years, after moving to Seale from Kansas. His mom is retired from the Army, and his dad is an Army sniper instructor. He has two older siblings and one younger sibling.
When asked about his plans after high school, Adams said he plans to attend Auburn University, or somewhere else for architecture. He is also interested in structural engineering and building design. That love of design is what led him to create the field artwork for the Mitchell stadium in the Corbett Sports Complex.
Hunter was part of a group of students who would fill in the numbers on the field during the week before the game as a favor to the coaches.
“During second period, we’d paint the numbers,” Hunter said. “The middle felt empty when I came out here. I figured if I did a logo, it would fill that space.”
So, at the beginning of football season, Hunter sketched out the design—a Native American mounted spearhead with the school letters R and C. He transferred that sketch to field then filled the design in with red and white acrylic paint. The design is representative of the school’s football team, the Warriors and the history of Russell County.
When not keeping up with his homework, or his artwork, Hunter is active in RCHS wrestling, cross country, and track. He also plays in the school’s jazz band and is in a rock band. “The name of the band is Backyard Trashcan, at least until we can find something better,” he said.