Name: John Staggs
Grade/age: Fifth grade, 10 years old
Teacher: Ms. Angie Garrison
School: Tharptown Elementary
Family: Parents, John and Paula Staggs; 4-year-oldsister, Leslie
What do you want to be when you grow up?
A Major League Baseball player. I love baseball and I've been playing with my dad since I was two and on a team since I was five.
Which position do you play?
I play all of them but pitcher is my favorite.
What is your favorite sports team?
I like the (Boston) Red Sox and the (Atlanta) Braves. I have been to a lot of Braves games – my favorite player is Chipper Jones.
Where do you want to go to college?
Georgia or Alabama. I like the baseball teams at both schools.
What are your hobbies?
I play football, basketball and baseball. I like to go fishing with my dad. We go to the Gulf of Mexico or Orange Beach for deep-sea fishing.
What is your favorite subject in school?
English because I make good grades in it.
What is your least favorite subject?
What is your favorite book?
"World Series Heroes." Kirk Gibson is my favorite World Series player.
If you were principal for a day, what would you do?
I'd let all the kids run free and have a free day.
Who is your favorite teacher, past or present?
I like all of them.
Which person do you admire the most?
My dad because he's cool and he's good at baseball. He played shortstop in college before he got hurt.
What's your favorite thing to do on Saturday morning?
I get up and watch "College Football Live" when I don't have baseball practice.
If you could vote, which candidate would you choose?
John McCain because I like his vice president (candidate), Sarah Palin. I think she would be good for the country.
Name one place you would like to visit.
I would like to go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, with my dad.
What is your favorite restaurant or food?
Lambert's. That's the place they throw rolls. I like to order the turnip greens, beans and fried potatoes.
What kind of music do you enjoy?
I like country music. My favorite is Trace Adkins.
If you could meet any person dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Ted Williams. I would get him to sign an autograph and play baseball at my house.