POTTSBORO, Tex. ― To honor this week's A+ Athlete, Mark Van Paaschen headed over to Pottsboro High School to meet Blake Towery.
From completing long distance passes on the football field to his distance learning government class, Blake Towery shines on and off the field.
Blake is the quarterback for the playoff bound Cardinals football team and has also played basketball and track for the past 4 years.
Inside the classroom, he maintains a grade point average above a 4.0, and ranks #1 in his class.
Towery says that hard work in the classroom helps him succeed on Friday nights.
Making things all the more interesting for Blake is the fact that his family is very entrenched in the academic fabric of this small Texas town.
Congratulations to Blake Towery of Pottsboro on being named this week's A+ Athlete.
We'll introduce you to another A+ Athlete every Friday here on First News AM. School officials, coaches, teachers, and counselors are encouraged to send in your nominees.
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