Pete Monteleone is a driving force for the Page County Panthers.
He's a quarterback for the football team, track star and plays on the basketball team.
He says he does it for the passion.
“I love competing, football gives me a chance to compete. I like and I also like being the quarterback, and having the ball in my hands. Knowing that I have control of the game and how my team does,” said Pete.
For his coach, you can see his talent in every sport.
“Pete's a talented kid, he's got a lot of tools, and a lot of skill. We knew that coming into this season, that he's the type of kid you can give a roll of leadership too. And he can guide other kids on the field,” said his football coach Frank Comer.
When he's not on the field or track, he also excels in the classroom where he has a 3.625 GPA and is ranked 19th in his class.
“My parents always pushing me, you know whatever, trying to get me to have good grades, and I'm self-motivated too,” said Pete.
His teacher sees his motivation, too.
“He always asked really good questions, is really good at making sure he gets his work done. He's a great kid, and I really love having him in class,” said his teacher Tracy Shifflett.
As for the next step, Pete plans on taking his football skills to the college level. After that, he hopes to be a teacher and a coach.
“I've decided that I'm going to Bridgewater, I'm going to play football and run track. I'm not sure, but I'll probably major in education, and after college I probably want to be a teacher and a coach,” said Pete.
Pete's talent on the field and drive in the classroom is what makes him WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.
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