SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Tabitha Messineo of Puyallup High School as the week seven CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Tabitha will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 20 game vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
Tabitha was selected as the week seven winner based on her leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. She is dedicated to her academics and has maintained a 3.8 GPA throughout high school. She is described as perceptive, sharp, and respectful, which is why she was chosen by her teachers as the People's Choice Award this year. Tabitha has made a profound impact on the Puyallup community. She created and chairs a program called Viks Up, to boost student spirit and attendance at school events. She is also a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's LEAP program, which raises funds for local non-profits. These non-profits include Pennies for a Cause to raise money for the Special Olympics, Northwest Harvest, and InvestEd. In addition to her involvement, Tabitha is a three sport athlete at Puyallup High School and participates in swimming, basketball, and track. This year, she was nominated as the captain of her swim team and is admired and respected by her coaches and peers.
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 grant to their school's Athletic Department from the Seahawks along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2017 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
About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships. They are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) championship games. They have appeared in three Super Bowls, (Super Bowl XL, Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX). The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII to win their first title. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.
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.