November 10, 2023
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A Semester in Searcy
Montgomery, Ala. – In the world of social media, two incoming baseball players from Kentucky made a connection several months before arriving at Huntingdon on Twitter. This connection led to their decision to room together at Huntingdon. Jackson Joiner ’27 and Davis Johnson ’27 — the Bluegrass Boys — have lived in Searcy Hall this semester and offer insights into their three months together on the third floor of the freshman men’s residence hall.
Q. Share your biographical information – name, hometown, major.
Jackson: Jackson Joiner from Bowling Green, Kentucky. I am a double major in criminal justice and psychology.
Davis: I’m Davis Johnson from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, majoring in business administration.
Q. Why did you choose to come to Huntingdon?
Jackson: I chose Huntingdon because of baseball.
Davis: I chose to come to Huntingdon because it felt like home, everyone I met on my campus tour was friendly and I wanted to play for a competitive baseball program.
Q. Did you request your roommate or did you get randomly assigned to each other? How did you first connect?
Jackson: I requested Davis, and we met on social media.
Davis: I requested my roommate. We first made contact on social media after I saw Jackson’s baseball commitment post on twitter.
Q. What has been your greatest adjustment to living in a college dormitory?
Jackson: Living and being with someone 24/7 but Davis has become my best friend.
Davis: My greatest adjustment to living in the dorms was sharing a hall bathroom.
Q. What’s the funniest thing that has happened on your hall this semester?
Jackson: Probably playing Fortnite with everyone because we all always laugh super hard and trash talk.
Davis: Every time a big group of us are in a single room.
Q. What snacks do you keep on hand in Searcy?
Jackson: Protein bars, peanut butter crackers, and anything from the coffee shop.
Davis: Pop tarts and Cliff bars.
Q. How many days a week do you find time for a midday nap?
Jackson: I try to everyday because Coach Goodyear workouts, class and baseball get me super tired.
Davis: 2-3 times a week.
Q. What are your hobbies outside of baseball?
Jackson: I love working out. I work out 5-6 days a week with Devan Martin, JB Landrum and Will Argo.
Davis: Hanging out with friends and playing video games.
Q. Do you study in your room or do you have another spot on campus where you do your best studying?
Jackson: I study in my room. I put both of my air pods in.
Davis: I study in my room and also in the library.
Q. What are you most looking forward to about the spring semester?
Jackson: Traveling throughout the southeast with the baseball team.
Davis: I’m most looking forward to baseball season.
Q. Who on your hall makes life in Searcy most entertaining and why?
Jackson: Will Argo without a doubt because you genuinely have no idea what he’s going to do next or say.
Davis: Damien Jefferson because he keeps everyone laughing.
Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Similarly, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program