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Scholar Athlete of the Week 11/13: Dustin Ayers

Posted at: 11/13/2012 2:54 PM
Updated at: 11/13/2012 7:19 PM
By: Robin De Wind

Livonia senior Dustin Ayers has always known what his parents expect.

Dustin Ayers said, “They always expect high things of me. They're proud of me when I succeed at that.”

Dustin carries a 90 average and despite doing well in math and science. He hopes to purse a career in psychology, hopefully at St. John Fisher College.

Ayers said, “I like talking to people. It's interesting figuring out problems picking peoples' heads and helping people.”

He also loves music, signing up for the tuba in the third grade.

Ayers said, “At first,  I didn't like it now I'm all county and I really enjoy it. It's not easy, but it's all worth, it is an instrument is like a second language now that I know the tuba I can do another instrument if I wanted to.”

Dustin is also a three sport athlete. He's captain of the football team. His game winning kick got the Bulldogs to the sectional finals. He hopes to continue on and play at the next level.

Dustin has played lacrosse for five years and this winter, he will join the school swim team for the first time giving up basketball after eight years.

Ayers said, “I want to try something new. I want to swim for recreation I think discovering new things is cool.”

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