It’s time to crown another Classroom Champion and this week we head over to the lake, and congratulate Josh Maldonado of Somerville High School.
News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Josh Maldonado. The Somerville High School senior has a 4.51 GPA and ranks second in his class. Josh is a member of interact, the student council, president of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Senior class and a drum major. He was a state finalist in band, and was awarded the director’s award. Last year he also received the chemistry award.
“I think the kids see that he’s so driven and that he works hard to be where he wants to be. He thinks about his future and plans for his future, so whenever kids see other students doing that it makes them want to be more like that,” says Josh’s teacher, Jessica Windham.
Athletically, Josh plays tennis, runs track and cross country. He’s the team captain for both the cross country and the tennis teams and last year was the number one singles player.
“He’s been a great leader. Somerville didn’t have a cross country program last year. He was actually the one who helped bring the program back and got fellow students involved in it. He’s been a great leader this year and last year. We advanced to regionals this year and we couldn’t have done it without his help. Great all around guy; he’s involved in everything,” says Mitch Madden, Josh’s cross country coach.
Josh says that being spread out among his organizations and athletics has prepared him for what life will be like in college and beyond. He says he his challenged every day, getting ready for his eventual career.
Following graduation, Josh plans on attending Texas A&M University.
Congratulations to Josh Maldonado. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion.