Photo by John Herndon
John Updike poses at the Anderson County High School throwing pit where his career as a discus and hammer thrower began.
Learning real lessons for real life

John Updike earned a third-place finish in the Mid-South Conference track meet this spring, but that did not warrant a mention on his Facebook account.

There was just a photo of the Anderson County native throwing the discus with the caption, “My last throw as a Blue Raider.”

About a week later, however, Updike posted, “In less than six days I will be the first person from my family to graduate college.”

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