SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced David James of Curtis High School as the week three CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. David will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the September 22 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
David, a junior at Curtis, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. David holds a 3.9 GPA while taking multiple AP college level classes. As a sophomore last year, he lettered in both Cross Country and Track and Field, qualifying for State Championships in cross country. He was also chosen as the captain of the Varsity Track & Field team and is a group leader at his church. He is a leader of the Curtis High Jazz Band and was picked by his teachers as the high school Drum Major.
As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, David will also be recognized at his school in front of his family, peers and teachers. He will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for his school's Associated Student Bodies (ASB) fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2013 Seahawks jersey.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/promotions/2013/centurylink/high-school-athlete.html
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About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Games. The Seahawks' only Super Bowl appearance was in 2006 for Super Bowl XL. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.