Terius Grandison: WHSV Student of the Week January 23

LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- While 40 is on the back of his jersey, Luray High School's Terius Grandison isn't worried about the announcer calling his number.

He wants to make sure he's has his teammates' backs.

"I try to be vocal. I try to demonstrate other things. I do whatever i can to show my team that I'm there for them," said Grandison.

"He's just a consummate leader. He does all the things that you want a leader to do. That's going to be awfully hard to replace," said Jim Sanders, Terius' basketball coach.

Terius has accomplished a lot while at Luray.

He is a three sport athlete and he also has a 4.4 GPA and is the SCA president.

"He is focused, he is calm, he's mature. What he takes on to the court, that calm leadership, is in the classroom. He's the leader in the group. He'll say, guys, that's good but we should look at it this way, and they take that from him. His classmates look to him. They know they can depend on him," said Jodi Baldwin, Terius' U.S. government teacher.

The community can also depend on Terius. He went above and beyond on a community service project.

"It was really cool to get involved in the community, do things, help people that are little less fortunate than you. You get this sense of joy when you do something like that," said Terius.

He wants to continue helping people and plans to study physical therapy at either VCU or Virginia Tech.

"He has a great attitude, the willingness to learn, the willingness to work," said Sanders.

"He wants to learn. He's enthusiastic. He's a standout. He's impressive," said Baldwin.


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