Chapman, 19, a student in the special education program at HHS, spends most of his day working outside the school in the Work-Based Learning Program. This program gives students the opportunity to gain experience needed to work in jobs upon graduation.
Chapman is planning on continue his job at McDonald’s in Milton once he has completed his studies at the high school.
“Everyone is really nice at work,” Chapman said. “I enjoy it because it’s not too hard.”
He said that some of his job duties include cleaning and cooking, while being supervised.
Foodland of Milton is also a partner in the program and Chapman worked there, too, bagging groceries for customers and occasionally helping them to their vehicles.
Back at Hannan, Chapman finds ways to assist others at the school. He said he is willing to help because he wants to give back to a school that has given him so much.
“We have two really nice principals who have given us a courtyard,” Chapman said. “They are also working on getting us a new baseball field.”
That new field may not be completed for Chapman’s last season on the team, but he is still looking forward to playing.
“I am getting better at the game,” Chapman said. “I just play wherever the coach needs me.”
This rightfielder said he enjoys the game, whether his team wins or loses, and gave praise to the team’s coach, Mr. Perry, for doing a great job.
While he is thankful for the staff and faculty at HHS, many of them, including principal Dr. Karen Oldham, highly compliments Chapman’s work and enthusiasm.
“Brian is a role model for all of our students,” Oldham said. “He truly is always helping someone, whether it is a fellow student or member of our staff.”
When he finds the time in between classes and work, Chapman enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting.
He describes himself as being a coon hunter, but he also likes to hunt deer. Chapman said his dad taught him how to hunt.
This avid sportsman also enjoys working on the family farm and helping his “PawPaw” with the cows and chickens.
Chapman is the son of Wesley and Donna Chapman of Milton.