by Gina Greco
Town of Webb school senior Quentin Lucas, 17, moved to Old Forge three years ago from the Rochester area.
After graduation, he is looking forward to furthering his education at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake.
He plans to major in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology, he said.
“Learning about the different cultures and people will help me become a great cop. The two degree programs go well together,” he said.
Quentin said his interest in the field runs in the family.
“They are either in the military or they are police officers,” he said.
Quentin said his favorite class at Webb is Advanced Placement Environmental Science.
“I’m really into science, and I’ve always been good at it,” he said.
Mr. Cunningham is his favorite teacher.
“He’s very outgoing, honest, always says what is on his mind and he’s pretty funny,” he said.
Quentin plays soccer, basketball and track for Webb.
“My favorite is basketball. I’ve been playing since the fifth grade,” he said.
He played Webb varsity basketball this year.
The team was successful in winning the Adirondack Tournament in December, and they also made it to sectionals for the first time in thirteen years.
He finished the season as one of the team’s top rebounders and blockers.
Quentin was a member of the stage crew for Webb Drama Department’s recent production of “The Pajama Game.”
He is also in Varsity Club.
Outside of school, Quentin stays busy playing sports and working.
Last summer he worked at Enchanted Forest/Water Safari in Old Forge, and this winter he earned extra money by shoveling roofs.
His favorite music is alternative, rock and hip hop, he said.
His parents are Kenna Lucas of Old Forge and Steve Lucas, who lives in Virginia while serving in the Military.
Quentin has four brothers and a sister—Logan, Noah, Micah, Kyle, and Briana.
His older brother Kyle, who now serves in the Coast Guard, has influenced him most, he said.
“I always looked up to him since my dad was always away,” he said.
This summer, Quentin says he plans to work for Tickner’s Canoes in Old Forge.
“I’m going to miss [participating in] school sports and how close the community is when I go to college,” he said.