Meet Rentavious Buffington! Rentavious has lived in Hall County his entire life and is so thankful for the community and all it has to offer. Rentavious attends Gainesville High School and is involved with many different clubs and spends the majority of his time working with the theatre program at GHS. Just recently, Rentavious was awarded with the Pam Ware Scholarship after spending the five years working with Pam Ware.
“Mrs. Ware has changed so many things for me in my life. I’m so thankful for everything she has done for me.” Rentavious said.
Next year, Rentavious is planning to attend the Young Americans College in California to keep his theatre passion burning. We recently had the chance to catch up with Rentavious and ask him a few questions about his life and love of Hall County.
Question: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
Answer: “El Sombrero, I love their cheese rise or their quesadillas.”
Q: How long have you worked or lived in Hall County?
A: “I’ve lived in Hall County for my whole life.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Hall County?
A: “Mrs. Ware, I’ve been with Mrs. Ware for five years almost. I think it’s amazing how she can put on so many shows so greatly. I also don’t know how she has time to sleep ever.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “China, I want to see something different, something I’m not used too. Everything there is so put together and it just makes sense.”
Q: What is your favorite movie or what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: “I have two favorite movies, ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Black Panther.’ ‘The Greatest Showman’ for obvious reasons, their singing and dancing is amazing. Everything about ‘Black Panther’ was just amazing.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Never limit yourself to things because you never know what’s out there for you.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “To go skydiving, it could be near or far just anywhere would be cool.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ three bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “Three people I would love to see are Boys to Men, Rufus, and Beyonce.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in Hall County would you have lunch?
A: “The person who invented theatre. I’d probably take them to El Sombrero and we could talk all about theatre and how it’s changed over the years.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Hall County?
A: “The love and unity we have in Hall County is unlike any other. It is definitely the most unique thing.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or 10 years?
A: “In five years I’ll hopefully be traveling somewhere with The Young Americans, not
sure where yet but just somewhere on tour.
Q: What are three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word home?
A: “Family, community, and loyalty.”
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