Classroom Champion-MacKenzie Mordecai

It’s time now to crown another Classroom Champion and this week we congratulate MacKenzie Mordecai of Centerville High School.

News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, MacKenzie Mordecai. The Centerville High School Senior has a 3.9 GPA, and is currently ranked in the top Ten Percent of her class.

“Mordecai handles the pressure of being a student athlete with great ease. She doesn't seemed to get rattled very easy. She's very focused; got great time management skills...And I really don't see her, to be honest with you, ever rely bothered with all the extra activities that she does. She is so focused and so oriented on her tasks and her goals. I hate to say breezes through it; but she does. It's very simple for her.” says Talara Cox- Teacher.

MacKenzie is the Captain of the Lady Tiger Volleyball team. She has received numerous awards in her sport...Such as: Most Valuable Player, All State, 1st Team All Brazos Valley, and 1st Team All-Academic honors. Outside of sports, Mackenzie is involved with the National Honor Society, FFA, and the Future Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, MacKenzie enjoys watching movies, and going fishing and hunting.

“She leads by both. At times she can be vocal, to get her team together. And then at times she can be silent. She's finding the balance right now. I think it's a different learning curve for her, because she is the only senior on the team, and so she carries a lot of burden...That she puts on herself. I put a lot of pressure on her too, but she wants the team to do well and be successful.”, says Claudia Mordecai, Coach.

“I like to push myself, and sometimes I'm harder on myself than I am supposed to be. But it makes me go above and beyond. I lead verbally sometimes; we get in a rut and I lead probably by example. Get frustrated and mad, and then I put it towards the ball and hammer it!”, says MacKenzie Mordecai.

After High School, MacKenzie plans on attending Hill College in Hillsboro, And plans on majoring in
Occupational Therapy.

Congratulations to MacKenzie Mordecai of Centerville High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!