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February 15th, 2010
SMBA athletes read to Crockett class

021210ZachSan Marcos Baptist Academy’s Zach Middleton reads to Isaiah Maldonado, Amaya Noriega, Annie Bolton, Kelsea White, Romeo Lopez, Miguel Ruiz and Dylan Crutchfield at Crockett Elementary School.

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Three athletes from San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) visited John Reid’s third grade class at Crockett Elementary School to read to the students as part of the SMBA athletics department’s Adopt-A-School program. This event was the kick-off for the program, which seeks to have student athletes share their love of academics and reading with the youngsters.

SMBA junior Zack Middleton of Oro Valley, AZ, sophomore Shane Boyer of San Marcos and Senior Sam Boothby of Dharan, Saudi Arabia inaugurated the program, reading and chatting with the third graders last week.

Middleton runs cross country and track for the SMBA Bears. He was the girl’s basketball team manager and is a member of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC).

Boyer plays both football and baseball for the Bears, and is involved in JROTC, Student Ambassadors and the National Honor Society.

Boothby is an imposing figure at 6-feet-6. He plays varsity football and basketball for the Bears, and participates in powerlifting and track.  He is a cadet officer in JROTC, and a member of the school choir and a member of the National Honor Society.

“This was the first of what we hope will be many other opportunities for our athletes to visit local school campuses to share a love for reading with younger students and inspire them to become champions in sports and in the classroom,” said Shelley Henry, SMBA’s public information officer. “We were thoroughly impressed with Mr. Reid’s class at Crockett. They were so well behaved, and Crockett is a wonderful educational facility.”

021210ShaneSMBA Sophomore Shane Boyer  reads  to (clockwise) Hayden Oswalt, Brendan Loyd, Eric Velasquez, Isaiah Jordan, June Potter, and Hayden Chavarria.

021210boothbySMBA Senior Sam Boothby  reads to Melissa Frias, Devin Branch, John Sanchez, Christian McMurray, Antonio Garcia, Dynecia Peake, and Allison Norton.

021210riedclassJohn Reid’s class with the readers.

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