CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week: Rachel Hansen of Shorewood H.S.

Rachel Hansen, a senior at Shorewood High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Rachel holds a 3.92 GPA while taking Advanced Placement and Honors classes. Rachel arrives to school 45 minutes early every day in order to greet students at Shorewood’s main entrance and give her classmates a positive start to their day. Rachel is involved with the club Cancer Free Tomorrow, where she helps put on events that involve the greater community and raised significant funds to help cancer research. Rachel is captain of both her Cross Country and Track teams this year. She leads goal setting meetings and pushes her teammates to be the best versions of themselves in all facets of life. This year, Rachel planned a team building retreat and prepared activities that fostered an environment of inclusion and a positive atmosphere centered on teamwork and dedication.

The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink and Q13 FOX are honoring Washington state high school student athletes that display excellence both on and off the field during the 2016 fall sports season.

Coaches, teachers, parents, peers and community members can nominate outstanding fall student athletes based on the student’s dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and weekly athletic performance.

Every student athlete will be recognized at his/her school and at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 grant to their school's  from CenturyLink and the Seahawks -- plus a personalized 2016 Nike Seahawks jersey, a custom football, sideline passes to a home game and more!

“CenturyLink is honored to partner with the Seattle Seahawks and Q13 FOX on this great program,” said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink’s Vice President of Operations for Seattle.  “We believe in developing the potential of area student athletes and supporting their efforts in the community, both on and off the field.”

Each week, CenturyLink executives and Seahawks personnel will select a nominated student who meets or exceeds the criteria.