Luke Yokum: WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week May 15

By: Andy Rives
By: Andy Rives

No matter what the situation, Pendleton County's Luke Yokum is ready to step up for the big moment.

"I like to help my team out the best I can, and I like to see them win as much as possible," said Luke. "You just try not to let your nerves get to you and just do what you've always done and just don't get nervous."

"You never hear a cross word out of him," said Luke's football coach Rod Cooper. "He's having fun, he plays hard, gives you his all. He is a tremendous kid there's no doubt about it."

Luke is an All-Conference quarterback for the football team, a starter on the basketball team and an All-State player on the diamond. Luke also stands out in the classroom, ranking in the top ten of his class with a 3.85 GPA.

"Because of his down-to-earth attitude, he's very humble," said Luke's teacher Karen Propst. "He works hard at what he has to get. I think that other students can follow in that example."

"All I want to do is help my school out the best I can," said Luke. "I'd like to be known as helping the team get to state. I'd just like to be known as someone who helped get something going."

"That's the kind of kid that you want in your program to set the bar and the standard and the example," said Cooper. "The right example for your kids because boy, sometimes you underestimate how important that really is."


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