Seth Hardison: Finding Success On and Off the Field

November 10, 2022


FCCLA Regional President, Seth Hardison (Photo taken by Christian Allen)

Seth Hardison, a junior at Fair Grove, has seen tremendous success both in the classroom and on the field as a member of the football team, the marching band, and FCCLA. 

Hardison has been on the football team throughout middle and high school beginning to consistently start on varsity this year. The fruits of that effort have been bountiful, defensive coordinator Ryan Buffington explained, “Seth has done an amazing job for us on and off the field. As a two way starter he has shined as an offensive and defensive lineman. I see him getting All-Conference Honors on both sides of the ball. He is a disciplined player and extremely coachable.”

Hardison’s impact upon the football team does not end at the sidelines though. In the last year his leadership capabilities have grown tremendously, giving and demanding from teammates the effort required for success. Buffington expanded, “The other players respect him and listen to him. His best leadership attribute is that he leads by example. He comes in and works hard every single practice and demands others to do the same. Seth’s impact on this team is huge and will continue to be for the next year as well.”  

As a member of FCCLA Hardison has become president of the local Fair Grove chapter and Region 10 as a whole, FCCLA advisor Darci Friberg explained, “Seth is the local chapter president and the Regional President for Region 10. He has also participated in STAR Events. As regional president, he has led several meetings including Regional Fall Leadership meeting at Silver Dollar City where he presided over a meeting with 500 FCCLA members from across the area. Seth is responsible for creating meeting agendas, running the meetings, and knowing how to conduct a meeting using parliamentary procedure.”

Hardison has played clarinet or the marching band throughout high school. In this season the band saw multiple finals appearances in competitions. The band placed fourth in finals at Ozarko and the Ozark Mountain Marching Festival. The band also placed third at Warsaw.

Participating and finding success in a multitude of activities can come alongside struggles that will need to be overcome, Hardison explained, “The hardest challenge I have to face is balance. It is hard to balance band, FCCLA, football, and school. I have found ways to balance all of these activities. For example, I had to go to Silver Dollar City for FCCLA and be back in time for football, so I had to drive by myself to SDC and then leave before the rest of the students in order to be back for football.”

Hardison stated what his goals are for the year, he shared, “This year I hope to participate  in a STAR event in FCCLA and find more things in the community for FCCLA to get involved in.”

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