The Falcon Flyer

“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission”


Robbie Bascom is a remarkable student at Prairie High School. He is a Senior this year, graduating class of 2020. Robbie Bascom is from a family of seven and has 3 brothers and a sister; he is the middle child. He was born on June 11th, 2002 in Modesto, California where he lived with his family until he was about 6 years old. He and his family relocated from California to Toronto, Canada in 2008. The family made another move approximately four years later, in April of 2012, they moved from Toronto to Vancouver, Washington. Robbie Bascom’s father is a co-owner, and the chief of operation for all of the cold storages in the West Coast in North America, so “if you’ve ever bought ice cream from a grocery or convenience store, it’s probably gone through him,” Robbie Bascom said during an interview when asked about what his father's occupation is. This line of work caused his family to move from place to place.


Robbie Bascom is an athlete and found rugby to be the sport he is passionate about. When he was in 5th grade, he began playing rugby and soon realized that he was a fan of this sport. He participated in rugby all throughout his middle school and high school years. After seven years of hard work and determination, he and his team made it to the Rugby Washington State Championship game and proudly became the 2019 State Champions!


At Prairie, Robbie Bascom loves the people the most. He has a fun social life and is able to balance his activities with his school work. He earns A's and B's so his grades are good. Robbie Bascom’s favorite teacher here at Prairie is the science teacher, Mr. Schultz, and Robbie Bascom appreciates his sense of humor and teaching style. In Journalism, his goal for writing articles is to entertain people. Some other goals he has for his senior year are to continue to get good grades, make lots of high school memories with his friends, and to have fun while doing so. Some other classes he’s taking this year are Anatomy and Physiology, Pottery, and Math. After high school graduation, Robbie Bascom will go on to complete a 2-year mission trip for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon completion of his mission, he plans to go to BYU to attend college. Robbie Bascom wants to study to become a Veterinarian. 10 years from now, he sees himself finishing vet school and starting up his career, working with animals, and hopefully start a family. When asked what his favorite food was, he mentioned that applesauce is his favorite snack, and his favorite meal must include a steak. Robbie Bascom is a selfless, generous person. When asked if he could be famous for one thing what would that one thing be? He said, “Doing something for someone else. Saving their life, or something like that.”  he values friendships and does not take them lightly. His favorite time of the year is summer. He says summer because he gets to be with friends a lot more, celebrate his birthday, and there's no school so there’s nothing to worry about.

When not at Prairie or playing rugby, you'll find him at home enjoying his down time with his animals that include a cat, pigs, chickens, and cows.

Robbie Bascom, Writer

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