GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids South Chrisian’s Jake Wierenga is this week’s Meijer Scholar Athlete of the Week.
Jake is a two-sport athlete at South Christian. He’s an all-conference third basemen in baseball and a starting receiver and linebacker for Sailors football.
He got a taste of playing time in the state championship last year and hasn’t left the field since.
Jake balances that while carrying a 3.98 GPA, serving as student body president, and being on a leadership council for his youth group and holding down a summer job.
Wierenga said his family helped instill the importance of being a well rounded person.
“Yeah, it’s always been something that’s been important to me and to my family,” Jake said. “They make sure that I’m well-rounded, they don’t want me to be just a one-sided person so it’s been a really important thing that I’ve been well-rounded and I’m involved in lots of things. I like being involved in different things and getting to know different people through that.”
Congratulations to Jake Wierenga from Grand Rapids South Christian for being this week’s Meijer Scholar Athlete of the week.