Will Whobrey has overcome adversity to be a great example of what can be accomplished with a bright and determined spirit. Born with spina bifida, a birth defect where part of the spine is exposed, Will has been in a wheelchair all of his life but that hasn't stopped him from enjoying life to the fullest.
While at HCC Will wrote a column for the college newspaper, The Hill, called Sports on Wheels, was a member of the History Club, and served as a student ambassador. He says that his favorite class was History of the United States after 1865 with Mrs. Maltby as the instructor.
Will transferred to Western Kentucky University in 2008 and in 2012 he completed his dream and became the first one in his family to graduate from college when he received his degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University. He will begin his full-time teaching career this Fall at South Heights Elementary.
Will says, "I really enjoyed my time at Henderson Community College. It is a great place to start your college experience. Academics and social experience are helping me to be a good teacher. Being involved in several different leadership roles helped me to be a good leader. The roles helped me to be organized and take responsibility for my own actions. Friendship and staff relationships were very helpful and continue to this day. With new programs, HCC is still continuing to grow daily."