SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash.- The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Rachel Hansen of Shorewood High School as the week four CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Rachel will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 7 game vs. the Buffalo Bills.
Rachel, a senior at Shorewood High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Rachel holds a 3.92 GPA while taking Advanced Placement and Honors classes. Rachel arrives to school 45 minutes early every day in order to greet students at Shorewood's main entrance and give her classmates a positive start to their day. Rachel is involved with the club Cancer Free Tomorrow, where she helps put on events that involve the greater community and raised significant funds to help cancer research. Rachel is captain of both her Cross Country and Track teams this year. She leads goal setting meetings and pushes her teammates to be the best versions of themselves in all facets of life. This year, Rachel planned a team building retreat and prepared activities that fostered an environment of inclusion and a positive atmosphere centered on teamwork and dedication.
Each student athlete will be recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, as well as at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 equipment grant to their school from the Seahawks for their school's Athletic Department along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2016 Seahawks jersey. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to high schools over the course of the program.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/highschool
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About Q13 FOX and JOEtv
Q13 FOX is the Seattle/Tacoma FOX Network affiliate and the home of Q13 News, which provides 10 hours of local news programming weekdays. Q13 FOX is the official television partner of the Seattle Seahawks, Sounders FC and WNBA Seattle Storm. JOEtv is the Seattle/Tacoma My Network TV affiliate broadcasting on channel 22 and carries a variety of entertainment programming in addition to Sounders FC matches, Storm games, and re-broadcasts of preseason Seahawks games. In addition, Q13 FOX News at 9 airs nightly on JOEtv and is the #1 nine o'clock news program in the market.