Page County's Travis Prince has a simple outlook on life. "I figure if you're going to do anything in life, you might as well work hard at it. And that's the way I look at everything."
And he has. Travis has a GPA of almost 4.4, He's number one in his class, and he's never brought home lower than an A in high school.
"It's pretty amazing when you look at what he's done here academically," says Travis' football coach Frank Comer.
"I look at what's going to happen later in life, where I'm going to be,
and I think striving hard to do good will help me later," says Travis.
"That type of attitude and that type of work ethic spreads amongst his
teammates, his school peers," says Travis' basketball coach Mike Purdham.
"It's nice having students you can work well with, students who get along with other people, students who work hard and seem to want to get good grades. I wish you had more of those," says Travis' statistics teacher Connie Lester.
On and off the floor, the kids look up to him. He gets it done outside the classroom too. He's the two time defensive player of the year, the team MVP for 2010, and is part of the Panthers' Athletics Hall of Fame.
"I've been coaching for 24 years here at Page County High School, and we've had some really good defensive players here, but I can never really remember one kid who's been a two time defensive player of the year, and that speaks a lot for Travis," says Frank Comer.
"You're talking about a young man that is a three sport athlete, that
still excels as well as he does in the classroom. It's amazing that he can find the time and manage his priorities as well as he does," says Mike Purdham.