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TNL Scholar Athletes of the Week shine through hard work

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Congratulations to Bryson and Eligio, this week’s Vulcan Materials Company Scholar Athletes of the week.

SAN ANTONIO - Senior Eligio Gaytan is the starting tackle on a solid Judson football team that is always one of the best in the state. A two year starter and a 2nd team all-district selection last year. But football is just one part of what is a busy schedule for this young man

"As soon as I get off of school I go straight to work and I don't get out until late at night and so I still have to do my homework and then I have to wake back again to come to practice," says Gaytan.

And when does get that rare chance to take a breadth and get some time off what does he do?

"I just like to sit down with my brothers and sister and we just like to hang out together. Catch up on how they did, help them on their school work if I need to. Watch tv for a little bit. I help my mom out in the house and see whatever she needs and just help the family," continues Gaytan.

Eligio has some big aspirations after high school.

"My plans after high school are to go to college so I can get a better education and so I can provide for my family and get a better job and have a better life."

And his ultimate goal, a fulfilling one at that.

"I want to be a Surgeon, I want to go to medical school," concluded Gaytan.

Meet Bryson Carroll, a senior at Roosevelt high school this year, Bryson is a star athlete in football and in track. He carries a 3.9 GPA.

And after high school plans on going onto college to the University of New Mexico mainly because of the coaching staff.

"Since my sophomore year they have talked to me and been with me this entire time. They told me I could play for them my sophomore year before I was even on varsity. So they stuck with me the whole way and just the visit when I went there just felt like home," says Carroll.

Bryson is also a busy guy. He's helps feed the homeless at John Calvin Presbyterian Church and is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes member. He reads to elementary students and mentors them and feels this something important to do.

"You know it's really cool cause the kids kind of look up to you and you don't think about that cause you're in high school but the kids really look up to you," continued Carroll.

And because the kids feel that way Bryson hopes he can help keep them on track.

"Because they're trying to be where we are someday and it's important to be in the books and stay in school and take school seriously and they need that leadership to say I want to be like that person," concluded Carroll.

Congratulations to Bryson and Eligio, this week’s Vulcan Materials Company Scholar Athletes of the week.

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