Howdie Haegan Hassell!


Sheridan Smith

By Sheridan Smith, Staff Writer

Haegan Hassell is a junior. Haegan is very busy outside of school. He has a bright future and a lot of potential.

The Wrangler: What is your favorite part about school?

Hassell: My favorite part of school is being able to learn about business to help me pursue my dream of opening a skate shop.

The Wrangler: What are you looking forward to this year?

I look forward to eating lunch with Sheridan Reed everyday.

The Wrangler: What do you do outside of school?

Hassell: I love traveling and skateboarding. When I’m not traveling, I’m doing stuff with my friends. I refuse to be alone at any time.

The Wrangler: How’d you get into skating?

Hassell: I started skating in fourth grade, and I’ve always liked the independence I had with skating. You don’t count on anyone, and no one is forcing you to learn a new trick. It’s at your discretion and purely up to you and how good you want to be.

The Wrangler: Why is skating important to you?

Hassell: Skating is different than any other sport because if you learn something, it’s all up to you and no one else. There’s no one pushing you to be better. It’s at your own pace, and the skate culture is so diverse that we all get along even if we are strangers.

The Wrangler: What do you want to do when you’re older?

Hassell: I would like to open a venue or a skate shop in the Houston area for the youth to come, perform and skate. Once it’s established and everything, I’d like to open a skate park.

The Wrangler: Besides skating, is there anything else you’re involved in?

Hassell: I like to design shirts. I’ve been planning on doing a cut and sew project by my senior year.

The Wrangler: What got you into the clothing business?

Hassell: I would say I have a close group of friends that pushed me to make clothes after they saw my drawings and designs. Also, I sold all of my “End World Hunger” shirts in less than a week which made me want to create more and more. It’s pretty crazy seeing people wear your clothes around school, and that they enjoy wearing them.

The Wrangler: How’d you get the idea of the “End World Hunger” line?

Hassell: Originally I started drawing for fun, and that idea came to me. Then I perfected the design, and I made the shirt. I also wanted to make a difference, so I donated 10% of the money to people starving around the United States.

The Wrangler: What inspires your t-shirt designs?

Hassell: I would just sit in my room and listen to music. I do the best work when I turn my phone off and focus on the drawing at hand.