MADISONVILLE, Texas -- Classroom Champions, sponsored by American Momentum Bank.
News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Kacelyn Jarrell. The Madisonville High School Senior has a 5.4 GPA, and is currently ranked third in her class.
Keri Barrett – Teacher
“She was raised with an outstanding work ethic. She doesn't want to let people down. She wants to always do the best she can and she wants to be the best that she can be. There was a time period where here mom and dad were taking care of other family business. And you wouldn't have known that she was kind of running things on her own. She was taking care of her schoolwork, she was taking care of her sports, she was taking care of her Ag projects...And it's just a unique kid to get all of that done.”
Kacelyn is a three year letterman in volleyball and softball, and a two time letterman in basketball for the Lady Mustangs. She has been a All-Academic selection in all three sports. In softball, Kacelyn was named Newcomer of the Year and 2nd Team All-District as an Infielder. Outside of athletics, Kacelyn is involved in the National Honor Society, FFA (Future Farmers of America), the Beta Club and the Junior Bank Board. And in her spare time, Kacelyn likes fishing, baking, and playing sports.
Dani Merrick - Trainer
“Kacelyn handles the pressure of being student athlete because she has great time management skills. She's the type of person she knows her priorities and she knows what she needs to get done. For example, this past weekend we had a softball tournament and she was a little worried about missing her dual credit classes. She wanted to make sure that she had all of her papers turned in that she needed to before she stepped on the field. Which shows she is a great leader and shows that her schoolwork and her classes come first.”
Kacelyn Jarrell - Student
“Being a leader this year as a senior has kind of been easy. One because last year I sat out the whole season for a shoulder injury. And I really got to see the different aspects of you know how to field a ball, or see how to lead and what people need to work with. So helping you know, the underclassmen with their skills has really you know, helped me being a leader easy.”
After High School, Kacelyn wants to attend Texas State University, in hopes to one day become a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Congratulations to Kacelyn Jarrell of Madisonville High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!