SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash.- The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Alexia Thomas of Kentwood High School as the week eight CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Alexia will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 20 game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Alexia, a senior at Kentwood High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance.
Alexia holds a combined 3.75 GPA while taking classes both at Kentwood High School and Green River Community College where she is on track to receive her Associates of Arts Degree at the same time as her high school diploma this spring. Through her cheer squad, Alexia has helped organize a back to school festival that collected thousands of dollars in school supplies and backpacks for a local elementary school. She is also involved in the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness foundation, and volunteers as a camp counselor at Covington's Parks and Recreation track and field camps. Alexia is captain of both her cheer and track teams. She is a three-time state champion and MVP in cheer. She is also a National Champion in 4-man Stunt Group and the Individual Cheerleader State Champion for 2015 and 2016. Alexia also runs track and has multiple top-10 finishes in the state tournament and was voted MVP for the 2016 season. Alexia is a prime example of a leader in all that she does and inspires her teammates to do their best both on the mat and in the community.
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.