Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Lugoff-Elgin high school's Caressa Samuel is one busy person. Not only does she star on the Demons basketball team, she's also the school's senior class president, the editor-in-chief for the school newspaper, and does a variety of community work.
Her coach, Von Duncan praises her for all she does. "She has a lot on her plate," says Duncan. "But she manages her time wisely."
While basketball is Samuel's favorite sport, she's also involved in volleyball, track, cross-country and sings in her church choir. "You really don't want to hear me sing," Samuel says laughing.
Somehow, she also has time to excel in the classroom, where she's pulling down a 4.3 GPA. "Grades come first," Samuel said. "My parents taught me if I do well in school everything else will follow."
What's followed is Samuel being honored for her outstanding resume as News 19's Player of the Week.