Senior Spotlight: Tyler Gillam

A beautiful baby boy was brought into this world on June 15, 1993. His name is Sean Tyler Gillam, but most people know him as Tyler. Gillam lives with his mother here in Anchorage, Alaska and is an only child. Gillam’s father lives in Washington where he visits occasionally and helps him build fences. Gillam has been playing soccer since he was four years old. He has played all 13 years since he started. Gillam won the superlative of most outgoing his senior year at Dimond High School. Along with winning most outgoing, he likes to sing and uses his talent to help out the swing choir at Dimond. He has been in choir since fourth grade, so his voice is very developed. He has performed solos at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Anchorage. Gillam loves to be with his friends when he is not doing activities. His best friends are Brian Brigandi, Taylor Ferguson and Katie Henshaw. Gillam has lettered in soccer being on the varsit team since his freshman year of high school. He also has participated in cross country running all four years of high school. Unfortunately, in January, Gillam tore his ACL in a soccer game in Portland, Oregon and had to sit out his senior year of high school soccer. Gillam closest moment to a state championship was in 2010 when Dimond finished second, losing to Juneau-Douglas High School 2-1. He has gone to every practice and game this year even though he is unable to play. He likes to be there to support his team because soccer is such a huge part of his life. Everyone on the team considers Gillam to be a teammate whether he is able to play or not. He is part of the family. Gillam is planning on attending Walla Walla Community College and play soccer for them in the fall. They are ranked in the top 25 for soccer programs for junior colleges in America. Gillam knows he wants to be connected to sports his whole life so he wants to pursue a career in sports management. He also like the idea of being a sports agent for a really famous super star. He knows a ton about sports and knows he would be really good at the job. If the sports job does not work out for him, Gillam is convinced he can easily win a television show like “America Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” or “The Voice.” He would win millions of dollars from winning and be able to live the rest of his life in a large house with a maid.