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2019 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week


SPONSORED – During the 2019 Seahawks season, CenturyLink and the Seattle Seahawks will honor WIAA recognized student-athletes that display leadership, passion and dedication both on and off the field. CenturyLink prides itself on the commitment to excellence, positivity, respect, and most importantly, community service. The CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program serves to recognize these similar values within student-athletes throughout the region.

Click here to nominate an athelete!

If you know a student dedicated to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and athletics, they can be the next CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week! Coaches, teachers, parents, peers and community members can nominate student-athletes participating in a WIAA recognized sport during the 2019 calendar year.

WIAA recognized sports include the following: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance/Drill, Football, Golf, Non-WIAA Water Polo, Girl’s Bowling, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Each week, CenturyLink executives and Seahawks personnel will select a nominated student who meets or exceeds the criteria. Nominations will be accepted on Seahawks.com from 8/6/2019 to 11/12/2019.

Criteria

•Dedication to Academics
•Community Involvement
•Leadership
•Reliability
•Weekly Athletic Performance

Prizes

1. $1,000 donation to his or her school’s Athletic Department
2. In-school presentation
3. Personalized 2019 Nike Seahawks Jersey
4. Custom Seahawks football
5. Two (2) game tickets + sideline passes to a Seahawks home game
6. Recognition on the HawkVision videoboard
7. Recognition in a Seahawks Game Day Broadcast
8. Weekly KIRO Radio Segments recognizing Winners
9. Recognition on Seahawks.com
10. CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week Letterman Jacket Patch

WINNERS

Week 6
Name: Hannah Elaimy
School: Roosevelt High School
Graduation Year: 2021
GPA: 4.0
Sport(s): Golf

Academics
Hannah takes all honors and AP courses. She also holds a 4.0 GPA and is top in her class.
Community
Hannag is an active member of the Roosevelt Suicide Prevention Team for the past 3 years—she holds a leadership position in this group. She is involved with Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference (RYLA). RYLA is an intense leadership experience meant to develop skills as a leader while also making connections. Hannah was honored as a counselor for the upcoming RYLA conference. In her free time, Hannah volunteers for the LPGA/USGA Girls golf camp in partnership with the First Tee of Greater Seattle. This camp focuses on golf skill-building and activities to empower young women to learn and grown through the game of golf.
Athletics
Her coach says “Hannah came into my golf program as an amazing golfer but what I really noticed was her maturity.” Because of her maturity, Hannah was named captain of the golf team as a Sophomore—which has never been done. Hannah has finished in the top 10 at the state tournament each year. Last year she finished in 7th overall as a Sophomore.

Week 5
Name: Alonso Renteria
School: Kentridge High School
Graduation Year: 2020
GPA: 3.7
Sport(s): Football

Academics
Alonso holds a 3.7 GPA. He is involved in College Success Foundation to help prepare him for college. Alonso will be the first in his family to graduate high school and attend college.
Community
Alonso advocates for the Washington State Need Grant to district representatives in Olympia. He was selected by his high school to attend the Latino/a Education Achievement Project Conference where he spent two days learning how to address the education gap among the Latinx community. Alonso is a translator for his family and community; bringing cultures and language together
Athletics
Alonso is known for his reliability and dedication to football. Alonso uses football to uplift his teammates and attends every single practice. Alonso is constantly seeking constructive criticism from his coaches so he can get better.

Week 4
Name: Hailey Still
School: Thomas Jefferson High School
Graduation Year: 2020
GPA: 3.9
Sport(s): Soccer, Basketball, Softball

Academics
Hailey not only participates in honors courses at her high school but also takes classes at a community college where she will receive her associates degree by the time she graduates high school. She is on the honor roll a the community college and is part of Phi Theta Kappa at the college.
Community
Volunteers weekly for children with disabilities, she helps tutor them and be a person they can rely on for help. Hailey built and installed a “Little Free Library” in her neighborhood. She did this so others could who may not have access to books can have access daily.
Athletics
Hailey is team captain for all sports she plays. She has been selected by the NPSL coaches as MVP player of the year multiple times and was selected to play semi pro soccer this year on the WPSL where she was also selected to the All-Conference Team with athletes that played the game at the highest level around the world. She was named “Athlete of the Week” by the Federal Way School District. Hailey will be playing soccer for the University of Washington next year.

Week 3
Name: Jayden White
School: Everett High School
Graduation Year: 2020
GPA: 3.69
Sport(s): Track and Field & Basketball

Academics
Jayden has been on honor roll every semester since middle school. He holds a 3.69 and has taken 8 AP classes including 5 AP exams.
Community
Jayden spends his time delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in the community, helping out with the special needs dance hosted by the Torch Honor Society, and packing lunches for the Salmon for Soldiers event.
Athletics
Jayden is a two-sport athlete. He placed 2nd in the state 3A shotput and 6th in in 3A for Discus. This past summer he placed 7th in the USA Track & Field Nationals and was invited to the New Balance National Indoor Championship. Jayden’s positive presence and work ethic make him a leader on the team. Although the school does not designate captains, his Athletic Director says “Jayden is clearly followed by his teammates.”

Week 2
Name: Cassadie Golding
School: Montesano High School
Graduation Year: 2021
GPA: 4.0
Sport(s): Soccer, Cheerleading, Dance/Drill, Fastpitch Softball

Academics
Cassadie is a 4.0 student and takes several honors classes such as physics, English and pre-calculus. Cassadie has a goal of working in sports marketing so she uses her time to reach out to prospective universities to make connections.
Community
Cassadie is a buddy coordinator for the Grays Harbor Little League Challenger Program where she arranges for buddies to help kids with disabilities play baseball. Cassadie is also ASB business manager. In this role, she coordinates the annual Food Bowl program that raises money and collects food for Montesano Food Bank. Lastly, Cassadie teaches outdoor and leadership skills to 2nd-8th graders at a camp she attended as a child.
Athletics
Cassadie plays four sports including Soccer, Cheerleading, Dance/Drill and Fastpitch Softball. She is co-captain of the dance/drill team where she assists in choreography and teaching of the newer and younger students. She also sits on a leadership group for the dance/drill team so she can meet outside of school hours to strategize the team’s success.

Week 1
Name: Alex Ledbetter
School: Bainbridge High School
Graduation Year: 2020
GPA: 3.9
Fall Sport(s): Football

Academics
Alex has taken several AP classes over the course of his junior and senior year. While being involved in his community as well as a leader on the football field, Alex continues to excel in the classroom with a 3.9 GPA.
Community
Alex has been setback from two injuries, but overcame both by spending time volunteering at community rotary events and youth camps. He served as a tutor for at-risk youth where he liked to teach young kids to value their education over athletics. Though his injuries kept him from joining the baseball team, it was then that he realized he wanted to be involved in sports in a different way—he signed up to be a little league umpire.
Athletics
Alex tore his labrum during a football game and needed surgery. Exactly one year after completing physical therapy, he returned to the football field only to tear his ACL which he needed surgery for too. Alex did not let his injuries define him as he continued to work through it and guide his teammates. He continues to encourage his team as the Captain for the past two years.

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