Basking in the Glory

Madisun Tobisch

After four years of hard work and dedication, Sedro-Woolley High School senior Brent Vanderveen is receiving the Skagit Valley Herald Offensive Football Player of the Year.

   Vanderveen is also celebrating lettering in varsity football four-years, he has been recognised as co-MVP of the Northwest Conference for football, All Conference for offense, defense, punting, and he is a contender for the East West All Star game in June. 

   One of Vanderveen’s coaches, Dave Ward, believes that his honors are definitely deserved. “It was wonderful to see how hard he worked.  He was never satisfied with one accomplishment, or one year of success,” said Ward. “He wanted to come back the next year and build on that, so he worked hard in the off-season to get stronger and he trained hard.”

   Vanderveen pushed himself not only physically, but mentally as well. He maintained both a rigorous workload and a high GPA and was recently voted as Soroptimist

Anna Ferdinand

Student of the Month.

   The last four years have paid off for Vanderveen, as he will be signing a National Letter of Intent to the University of Wyoming on Dec. 18 in the SWHS cafeteria. 

   Coaches and  teammates will miss having Brent’s help on and off the field. “We’re gonna miss him he was a lot of fun to be around. Quality character,” said Ward.