SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Parker D'Anna of O'Dea High School as the week ten and final CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week for 2017. Parker will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the December 3 game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
Parker, a senior at O'Dea High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. Parker challenges himself by taking honors classes that include Pre-Calculus Honors and Honors English, while maintaining a 3.75 GPA. Parker has impacted the O'Dea community and the Seattle community. Over the past two years, he has been the on-campus student organizer for the annual O'Dea Christmas Family Project. He has helped organize the distribution and delivery of hundreds of gifts to families throughout the Seattle area. Throughout high school he has volunteered his time as a coach at youth camps in the Burien and Normandy Park neighborhoods. Parker has played varsity football at O'Dea High School since his freshman year. This year, he was selected to be one of the team captain and leads by example in team meetings, at practice, and on the field.
Over the course of the 2017 program, 10 student athletes were selected as CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Each student athlete was recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, and was awarded a $1,000 grant to their school's athletic department. Each winner also received media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2017 Seahawks jersey. The Seahawks awarded a total of $10,000 to Washington high schools over the course of the program.
2017 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week Winners:
Lindsey Skaanes – Gig Harbor High School
Madison Egan – Rogers High School
Josh Hanigan – Bellarmine Preparatory School
Renée Daniela DePencier Piñero – Eastside Catholic School
Parker Danielson – Steilacoom High School
Zachary Victor – Federal Way High School
Tabitha Messineo – Puyallup High School
Hunter Toyoda – Lake Washington High School
Jessica Chin – Holy Names Academy
Parker D'Anna – O'Dea High School
For more information about the program, 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.