There are only a few days left in the week, and Bobby Sturm
and other seniors are spending their last moments at Spring Hill High School
"I was a freshman four years ago, but it seems like it was only a week a ago," Sturm
On Saturday, the senior will be wearing a cap and gown and shaking hands with administrators in the gymnasium of Spring Hill High School
The same gymnasium where he played basketball for the Broncos.
Sturm was also a member of the golf and cross country teams.
In addition to sports, Sturm was a member of Natural Helpers, student council, the prom committee and was a manager for the girls' soccer team.
four years at Spring Hill High School
, but the summer between his
freshman and sophomore year was a hard time for him.
father Robert Sturm Jr.
passed away from cancer.
was dealing with long sport seasons, he
thought about his
father to pull him through.
"My dad went through worse," he
"The doctors only gave him a few months to live, and he
died a year later," Sturm
was having academic problems, he
would apply the same principle to it.
"It was really a tough time for me, but seeing his
courage really inspired me to do things in my community and school," Sturm
indicated that his
Mother Laura, sister Sarah, and his
friends have been a positive force in his
During an English final, he
wrote about how is friends have been a positive force in his
"Your friends can really entail your academic success if you hang around the right people," he
is looking to become the third generation in his
family to be involved in law enforcement.
After graduating Saturday, he will attend Washburn University to study criminal justice.
His father was a lieutenant for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and his grandfather Robert Sturm was the Chief of Police for the Mission, Kan. Police Department.
"They really inspired me to follow in their footsteps," he
"I figured it was the best way to serve the community."
received $5,000 in scholarships from Washburn University
also received a $300 scholarship from the Spring Hill Police Department
for going into law enforcement.
would like to work for a federal agency someday.
In the summer, he will leave Spring Hill behind to attend college in Topeka.
said it's going to be difficult not seeing his
friends and family.
mother is proud of his
accomplishments at Spring Hill High School
has made her
life a lot easier being a single parent.