Humans of EHS: Samuel Huff

One leg wonder

Micah Wengler

Micah Wengler, News writer

Samuel Huff (10) lifts his leg above his head, while standing up and hops down the hallway with a sucker in his mouth.

“I do it a lot during school. It’s actually encouraged,” Huff said. “I started becoming known as the leg guy to people in my classes. I unconsciously do it sometimes.”

So, the question is: How is he so limber?

“My flexibility is a family thing,” Huff said. “It’s part double-jointedness and partly because I spend half my time at a desk with my leg 80 degrees in front of my face. It’s a comfortable position. If I do it at the wrong angle it’s bad, but it usually stays like this.”

Sam’s sister, Tiffany, also has double jointed hips.

“My sister used to be able to put both legs behind her head and then walk around on her hands,” Huff said.

Tiffany, now 30, has three kids and Huff loves to babysit his nephews and nieces.

“In my family I have three nephews and one niece and I spend a lot of time taking care of them when their parents aren’t around,” Huff said. “They’re always all over me!”

Huff found a love for children by babysitting, and he would like to make a career out of it.

“Getting a job with kids is one of my main career choices right now,” Huff said. “It’s between a teacher of some sort or a psychiatrist because that really interests me, too.”

Huff’s sense of humor and fearlessness to be himself could benefit his future communication skills.

“I consider myself funny,” Huff said. “But it’s been debated from time to time.”

Funny or not, Huff’s unique talents and interests make him a one-of-a-kind Human of EHS.