SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and KIRO Radio announced Leif Whalen of Kingston High School as week four CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Leif will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 4 game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.
Leif, a senior at Kingston High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his leadership through athletics, academics and community action. At Kingston High School, Leif is captain of the football team and plays baseball. He has been recognized each year by his coaches for his strong work ethic and dedication to his teams. Leif is enrolled in AP classes, carries a 4.0 GPA and is in the top 1 percent of his graduating class. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, senator for the school's Associated Student Body (ASB) and has goals to unify the student body by raising school spirit throughout his senior year. Community service is also important to Leif as he volunteers at his local food bank kitchen and participates in community cleanup and enhancement efforts. Each summer, Leif volunteers at Kingston Youth Football Camp and through a local foundation, mentors and reads to elementary school children. After graduation, Leif hopes to attend the Military Service Academy.
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 2018 Seahawks jersey. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to high schools over the course of the season.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/highschool