News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Kacey Creel. The Madisonville High School senior has a 4.2 GPA and is currently ranked in the top 20% of her class.
Kacey was a member of the Lady Mustang volleyball team, and currently is a member of the softball team. In softball, Kacey was named All Brazos Valley 2nd Team Catcher, All State Honorable Mention, MHS Co-MVP, and Academic All District. Kacey is very involved in extra-curricular activities at her school. She's a member of FCA, the National Honor Society, FFA, the Beta Club, Student Council, and the One Act Play. Kacey is very active at her church. She participates in mission trips with her church youth group and she also helps with several community service projects.
"Kacey is diabetic, and she has not let that slow her down in her pursuits out of the classroom and on the playing field. If anything I think it drives her to succeed more. Well it makes me appreciate her drive, and her want, and her not letting people tell her what she can and cannot do. She says what she can and cannot do. She has matured both in personal and in her schoolwork. She is very serious about playing college ball and making sure that she has the grades to succeed in college." - Shanna Staley, Madisonville Science Teacher.
"What drives me in my everyday task is when the people that tell me I can't do something because of my diabetes; or because I'm from a small town and I can't get a scholarship to a D-I university. And that is what drives me to prove them wrong. I am very blessed to be able to have the opportunity to go to college on a scholarship and to be able to learn, and better my education and my future." - Kacey Creel
After high school, Kacey plans on attending Texas Southern University on a softball scholarship. She plans on majoring in Health Communication/Education to one day teach people about diabetes.