Time to crown another Classroom Champion and for this week's honor we head up to Buffalo High School to congratulate Jacob Rodell.
The Buffalo senior has a 3.68 GPA and ranks second in his class. He's President of the National Honor Society and 4-H, Vice President of the FFA, and a member of the student council as well as the Leon County Youth Board.
Jacob also spends time volunteering in the community and works as a ranch hand.
"Jacob's a really good student. He works hard, does all of his football and also helps out in class. He usually participates and answers a lot of the questions. It's really impressive to me when I'm seeing him excel in more than one thing and be the type of student that we would love to have all over the school," says teacher Trey Thomason.
Athletically, Jacob is a captain of the Varsity football team. He also plays baseball, runs track, and is on the lifting team. Jacob helped lead the Bison to their second straight playoff last year in football, and has received both second team all district and Academic A district honors.
This year, though, has been unique for Jacob.
Coach Mark Read tells us, "he started the year off at starting Fullback and it came a time when he offered to move down to a Guard. That's not exactly a demotion, but that's not exactly the high-profile position that a fullback is. That's the kind of guy he is. To make our team better he moved to Guard for us and it's made our team better."
For Jacob, that move came to just one thing. "Whatever it takes. Whatever is going to be best for the team."
He credits his team with being one of his greatest teachers, too. "You know all spring you've got to work really hard and know what you want to do and you've got to work really hard to get there. It doesn't just happen overnight. It teaches you a lot about working hard."
Jacob plans on attending Texas A&M and majoring in Engineering. Congratulations to Jacob Rodell of Buffalo High School. This week's News 3 Sports Classroom Champion.