Seahawks Announce the Week One CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week

Sarah Sparkmon of Bonney Lake High School has been announced as the Week One CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week.

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Sarah Sparkmon of Bonney Lake High School as the week one CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Sarah will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the October 16 game vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

Sarah, a senior at Bonney Lake High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. 

Sarah holds a 3.9 GPA while taking Advanced Placement classes. Sarah aspires to be a nurse and has shadowed multiple nurses and recently participated in a week-long in-depth nursing camp at Seattle Children's Hospital. Sarah has participated in Relay for Life since 2012, helping the organization raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund cancer research. Sarah is always one of the top fundraisers on her team and often travels to relays in other areas to support the cause. Sarah plays volleyball for Bonney Lake as well as a club team in the offseason. She is known for setting the perfect example of a team player and always having a positive attitude which motivates her teammates.  

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:

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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.

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