Senior John The Baptist Roswell Powell, 18, was born on November 27, 1998, in St. Mary’s Ohio at Memorial Hospital. This is his third year attending Temple Christian year as he transferred here from St. Mary’s High School his sophomore year. John currently resides in Shawnee with his mother Kerri, father Tom, sister Josephine, and sister Audrey. He also has an older sister Lydia who is enrolled at the University of Cincinnati and serves in the United States Air Force.
While at Temple Christian School, John participated in one year of varsity boy’s bowling, was a sophomore attendant of the 2015 Homecoming Court, and has been in art for three years. In his free time, John enjoys physical exercise, fishing, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends. He also works as a crew chief at Lima’s I.H.O.P on Elida Rd. On Sundays, John attends Wapak Community Worship Center with his family. John drives a silver 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. Currently, his favorite T.V. show is Iron Fist due to its exciting storyline and great fighting scenes. Man of Steel is his favorite movie because it inspires him. John’s favorite Christian artist is Lecrae, and he enjoys his song “Blessings” which features Ty Dolla Sign. When asked his favorite celebrity, John replied with Conan O’Brien.
John’s favorite vacation was during the summer of 2015 when he went to Wisconsin Dells with his friend’s family. His dream vacation is going to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, which he does almost every chance he gets. If he gets the chance, John would like to travel to China one day to experience the dramatic cultural difference. When asked his favorite elementary memory, John looks back to a field trip he took with his kindergarten class to a farm he remembers being called Sunshine Valley. Additionally, his favorite middle school memory was going to Beulah Beach on Lake Erie in Mount Vermillion, Ohio with his class from Grand Lake School. John’s favorite quote is by Benjamin Franklin who stated, “Never do tomorrow what you can do today.”.
John shared that his favorite part of senior year has been going on a field trip with the art class to Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Lima. Philippians 4:13 is his favorite verse: “I can do all things through Christ because he gives me strength.” (I.C.B.). When asked his role model, John stated, “My mom because she is a great example of what a Christian should look like.” After graduation, John plans to join the United State Air Force and attend The University of Cincinnati to major in Nursing. Ten years from now, John sees himself living in Cincinnati and working at a hospital there, possibly married with one child. John shared, “The thing I will miss the most about Temple is seeing my classmates every day.”
Thank you, John, for sharing with us and being a part of Temple Christian School the last three years. Congratulations and blessings over your future!