SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Maddi Stinson of White River High School as the Week 1 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Maddi will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the September 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Maddi, a junior at White River, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. She holds a 3.98 GPA, is a National Honors Society member and has taken a number of honors and AP classes and is enrolled at Pierce College as a Running Start student this Fall. Maddi is a year-round Academic Award Winner in Cross Country, Track and Field, and Cheerleading. She competed on the district level of track and field for two consecutive years, in addition to competing at the district level for cross country, and at the state competition for cheerleading. Maddi is an active member of several programs in the community - the "Prevention Team" and "Rachel's Challenge" as well as "Connections", in addition to participating in fundraising and volunteering at an elementary school track program.
As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, Maddi will also be recognized at her school in front of her family, peers and teachers. She will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for her 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.