The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Inc. and Q13 FOX announced Maddie Stinson of White River High School as the week 1 CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Madison will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the Sept. 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Stinson, a junior at White River, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. She holds a 3.98 grade-point average, is a National Honor Society member and has taken a number of honors and Advanced Placement classes and is enrolled at Pierce College as a Running Start student this fall. She is a year-round Academic Award winner in cross country, track and field and cheerleading. She competed on the district level of track and field for two consecutive years, in addition to competing at the district level for cross country, and at the state competition for cheerleading. She is an active member of several programs in the community – the Prevention Team and Rachel’s Challenge as well as Connections – in addition to participating in fundraising and volunteering at an elementary school track program.
As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, Stinson will also be recognized at her school in front of her family, peers and teachers. She also will receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for her school’s Associated Student Body fund, in addition to sideline passes to Sunday’s Seahawks game and a customized 2013 Seahawks jersey.