SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and KIRO Radio announce Alonso Renteria of Kentridge High School as week five CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Alonso will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the Seahawks vs. Ravens game.
Alonso, a senior at Kentridge High School, was selected the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Alonso holds a 3.7 GPA while working with College Success Foundation to prepare for college and be the first in his family to graduate high school and attend a four-year university. Outside of the classroom, Alonso advocates for the Washington State Need Grant to district representatives in Olympia. He was also selected to attend the Latino/a Educational Achievement Project Conference where he spent two days learning how to address the education gap among the Latino community. Additionally, Alonso serves as a translator for his family and community; bringing cultures and languages together. Alonso's leadership goes beyond the classroom and Olympia. He is also a leader on the football field by constantly uplifting his teammates and helping them perfect their game.
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 2019 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: Seahawks.com/HighSchool