Classroom Champion - Haley Thomas - November 30, 2017

FRANKLIN, Texas -- Classroom Champions, presented by American Momentum Bank.

News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Haley Thomas. The Franklin High School Senior has a 4.0 GPA, and is currently ranked third in her class.

Shannon Groves – Teacher
“I think Haley's humble because she's worked very hard to get what she has. But she also completes as a team player and so she's never one that is going to be look at me. She sees the successes of her team. You'll never hear her come in and say “I got first in a meet or I got second in a meet.” It's always we did this, and we did that. And I think it's just a natural instinct within her to not be all about me. She's all about the bigger picture, and what she can provide to a group to make the group successful.”

Darryl Bruffett
Haley is a member of the Lady Lion cross country and track teams at Franklin. For the past two seasons, Haley has bee a State Qualifier in both cross country and track. In 2016, she was named All Region and she also won the Outstanding Female Athlete Award at her school. Outside of sports, Haley is the secretary for the National Honor Society and she's also apart of SOS Ministries. And in her spare time she likes to run and volunteer her time at her church.”

Quentin Lankford - Coach
“It's unmatched. She's going to show up; she's going to give her best effort at anything. School...I know she gets mad when she doesn't have the best grade. So a kid that gets mad in class sure is going to give you good effort out here on the track. Doing what she loves to do.”

Haley Thomas - Student
“I think that my work ethic from high school is definitely going to carry out into college. Taking all of the advanced classes and playing multiple sports through out the years. Is going to help me excel and have time management in college and to do good.”

After High School, Haley will attend Sam Houston State University on a track scholarship, and she will major in Kinesiology.

Congratulations to Haley Thomas of Franklin High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!