Student of Month proves hard work pays off

By Kaitlin Gillespie
Times-News correspondent

Jacob Wolfe is Student of the Month for March 2013. / Photo submitted

Jacob “Jake” Wolfe is a baseball star, but he is more than just a good sports player. March’s Student of the Month is an all-around good person who steps up to the plate and works hard for what he wants. Wolfe is a senior at Southern Alamance High School where he is an honor roll student.
“He is a very special young man with a compassion for people, especially children,” his grandmother, Diane Gravitt, wrote the Times-News.
Jake also is a camp counselor for summer camps at Graham Recreation and Parks Department. He is the son of Julie and Larry Wolfe Jr.; they live in Swepsonville.
Julie, his mom, said that East Carolina University posted “that Jake is a three-year letter winner for Coach Jason Smith at Southern Alamance High School and has guided the Patriots to 62 wins over a three-year span, which has included three consecutive Metro 4A Conference titles and three state playoff appearances … owns a three-year record of 13-4 with 107 strikeouts and a 1.41 ERA (earned run average) … has earned all-conference honors and was named Patriots’ Most Outstanding pitcher as a junior.
Wolfe plans to attend East Carolina University where he earned a scholarship to play baseball. He says his family has been his biggest support system and has helped lead him to where he is today. Wolfe hopes to continue in the sports field when he gets older, but in a different way, pursuing sports medicine. As well as having an incredible record in baseball, Jacob also is a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and plays basketball for fun.
“My advice is to work hard and play 100 percent every day because you never know when it might be your last and also the hard work will pay off,” he said.

 Kaitlin Gillespie is a junior at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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