A+ Athlete: Austin Light

Ambitious in the classroom and on the field, Austin Light always has a positive attitude. As co-captain of the Collinsville pirates football team and on the varsity track team. Austin still manages to stay on the A-honor roll.

The student council president is ranked second in his class. But it's not just his scholastic achievements that makes Austin special. He's a great role model for his peers.

Danny David, Austin’s coach says, “Austin’s just a great young man. He has a great work ethic, he's the kind of guy if you old have boys. You would want your boys to grow up to be like his very thoughtful, very caring, young man.

This year hasn't been easy for Austin. His father recently underwent a heart transplant. Austin stayed optimistic and selfless through the entire ordeal. He took care of his 4-year-old siblings and his mother, showing unbelievable maturity...

Austin Light says, “My dad's thing was kind of a big struggle, but he made it through. Everyone asked me how he was doing and the whole community was supportive. My brother and sister, I love taking care of them.

Austin plans to attend the University of North Texas. He's unsure of what he will major in.