CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week: Janae Alcantara Vieira

Janae Alcantara Vieira, a senior at Renton High School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Janae holds a 3.97 GPA while taking IB and AP courses. She aspires to be a physician and was selected to attend a two-week institute at the Na-ha-shnee Health Sciences Institute at Washington State University's Spokane campus where she got hands on experience with different medical fields. Janae volunteers as a youth soccer coach as well as annually for the Special Olympics. As a Renton Peer Mentor and ASB Student Ambassador, Janae participated in Arbor Day events by planting trees in the Renton community, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the March of Dimes Walk for Babies. Most recently Janae hosted a blood drive for BloodWorks Northwest, which brought in 36 attendees. Janae was named Captain of her school's soccer team this year and loves playing for Renton because it allows her the opportunity to be a mentor and leader for younger players. Janae recently committed to play soccer at the University of Puget Sound next year.

The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink and Q13 FOX are honoring Washington state high school student athletes that display excellence both on and off the field during the 2016 fall sports season.

Coaches, teachers, parents, peers and community members can nominate outstanding fall student athletes based on the student’s dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, reliability and weekly athletic performance.

Every student athlete will be recognized at his/her school and at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 grant to their school's  from CenturyLink and the Seahawks -- plus a personalized 2016 Nike Seahawks jersey, a custom football, sideline passes to a home game and more!

“CenturyLink is honored to partner with the Seattle Seahawks and Q13 FOX on this great program,” said Sue Anderson, CenturyLink’s Vice President of Operations for Seattle.  “We believe in developing the potential of area student athletes and supporting their efforts in the community, both on and off the field.”

Each week, CenturyLink executives and Seahawks personnel will select a nominated student who meets or exceeds the criteria.