Classroom Champion - Parker Smith - May 3, 2018

BRYAN, Texas -- Classroom Champions, sponsored by American Momentum Bank.

News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Parker Smith. The Brazos Christian School Senior has a 4.45 GPA, he's made the Headmasters Honor Roll, and he's won the Teachable Spirit Award.

Jeremy Sutterfield – Teacher
“Parker has a great desire to learn as apposed to memorize. If eh doesn't understand he's not going to just let it go. He's not going to say,“Well I'll just miss that problem. Or, oh I'll just memorize enough to get buy.” He wants to fully understand the concepts, and the strategies, and those sort of things. And because he does that, he gets it a lot deeper than a lot of other students. And I think it's going to serve him well.”

Darryl Bruffett
Parker plays football, baseball, and soccer for the Brazos Christian Eagles. In football, he was a 2nd Team All-District selection as a Linebacker, and a 2nd Team All-State honoree as a Wide Receiver. Outside of sports, Parker is the President of the National Honor Society and the Vice President of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). And in his spare time, Parker likes watching and going to Aggie sporting events.

Jordan Faltysek - Coach
“You know he's a silent leader, not going to be the vocal type. He leads by example; you know these other guys look up to him. He's always one asking for extra time in the cage and asking if he can stick around and throw a little on his catching. He does everything he can to improve his game and I know that doesn't just go for baseball, that goes for everything that he does.”

Parker Smith - Student
“Something that my parents have always tried to tell me is that. Somebody's done what you've been through before and they've gotten through it and they've done alright. Thant's sort of the mentality that Ive taken into it. That it's only going to last for an hour or two hours whatever's going on; and if I can just get through it then I'll be alright. Like getting home late from a game maybe one or two in the morning, and still having homework to do. That it's an hour or two and then the next day I'll be a little bit tired, but somebody's done it before and I should be able to do it too.”

After High School, Parker plans on attending Texas A&M University and will major in Bio-Chemistry.

Congratulations to Parker Smith of Brazos Christian School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!