Classroom Champion - Aaron Calliham - May 4, 2017

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Classroom Champions, presented by American Momentum Bank.

News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Aaron Calliham. The College Station High School Senior has a 4.4 GPA, and is currently ranked in the top ten percent of his class.

Kelly Yates – Teacher
“I think what I find unique is his easy going nature. To be such a busy young man and to be so driven. He's very laid-back. But he doesn't come across as someone that is all about having his head in a book, twenty four-seven. He's found a balance to be a successful teenager academically and socially, which is sometimes not the easiest thing to do.”

Aaron is a member of the College Station Cougar Golf team. As a freshman, he earned his 1st letter for Golf. Outside of sports, Aaron is a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), UIL Accounting, Boys State, and the Captain of the the Elite Wranglers. In UIL, Aaron has placed 1st in District in Accounting, and has also advanced to Regionals. And in his spare time, Aaron likes playing the guitar and cello.

Trae Davis - Coach
“Aaron's a great kid, very intelligent, comes from a great family. Works hard; is involved in a lot of different things, just a really good kid. He comes in a lot of times and you can tell he has a lot of pressure on him. He'll ask for a little extra time to do this or that, or he may need a day because we've been gone for a tournament; something like that. I don't have a problem helping him out, because I know he going to do what he needs to do in order to be ready for us.”

Aaron Calliham - Student
“This award means to me, something that has highlighted my hard work. I guess to myself I've almost thought it was gone unnoticed. Which wasn't a problem with me I've never really needed the attention or the direct approval of others. I've just kind of did my own thing and this award just kind of like tells me like wow, teachers are actually looking at me and counselors, principals. They're all seeing what I'm doing, and they think what I'm doing is good enough to highlight on a news station.”

After High School, Aaron will attend Texas A&M University's Mays Business school, where he will major in Accounting.

Congratulations to Aaron Calliham of College Station High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!