SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and KIRO Radio announced Molly Johnston of Elma High School as the week one CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Molly will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the October 7 game vs. the Los Angeles Rams.
Molly, a senior at Elma High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. She holds a 4.0 GPA and is National Honor Society President of her school, while also volunteering at several youth sporting programs within her community. She is a summer camp counselor, fastpitch clinic volunteer, and participates in the Little Dribblers Program, coaching over 50 elementary school students in basketball. As a junior, Molly was captain of her softball, basketball and soccer team. Last year, she led her softball team to the state championship, while also making a state appearance in soccer, and a deep run in basketball. Molly is described by her coach as "one of the most selfless, kind, and hardest working players you'll find."
Each student athlete of the week 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 from the Seahawks to their school's athletic department, 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 2018 season.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit www.seahawks.com/highschool.