WTOC Top Teen--Sal Sanchez

Sal Sanchez
Sal Sanchez

He's a real athlete: he plays football, baseball, and even basketball. Sal Sanchez, 16, is a sophomore at Memorial Day School. He is very active both on the basketball court, in class, and on the football field.

"I want to challenge myself to be the best I can be, so I can go to a good college," said Sanchez.

And with a 3.7 grade point average, and being a member of the National Honors Society, Memorial Day principal Sandy Brands says that she has no doubt that Sal will go far.

"He's a great leader," said Brands. "He's just an all-around student. He works really hard, top graded and top effort on the field."

Even the littlest Memorial Day students admire Sal.

"It's a great responsibility," said Brands.

So how does a teen with all these responsibilities and extra curricular activities do it all? He says it's easy: he just had to learn how to manage his time.

"Then you know when to get it done, and when to do this and when to do that," said Sanchez.

For keeping that balance in and out of school, and for his many achievements, Sal Sanchez is this week's WTOC Top Teen.

"He's just a well-talented student," said Brands.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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