MODESTO — Visit Waterford High School and there is a good chance you will see Branson Angle working as rally commissioner to prepare for an event, or attending sports practice.
Be it football, basketball or track, Branson, 17, will complete his high school years as a 12-sport and four-time scholar athlete.
He was a recipient of The Bee's Football Player of the Week honor in 2011 and 2012. Branson has made the All Conference football and track teams.
Branson's academics are also a priority. With a cumulative grape point average of 3.86, he has taken several Advanced Placement classes throughout high school. Currently, he is in AP biology and AP calculus.
Branson's involvement in his church ranges from attending Veritas, a ministry for high-schoolers, to attending a mission trip to Mexico every spring break to complete service projects. Branson works on the family farm and helps with maintenance for a building facility.
His participation in leadership activities has included 2012 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference, 2012 Boys State and the 2012 Lions Club speech contest.
Community involvement is important to him.
"For me, growing up in the city of Waterford, it's great to give something back and represent it well to improve the community."
He volunteers in the Love Waterford event, Veterans Day celebration and coaching and refereeing for youth city football and basketball, as well as the city league basketball camp.
As his nominator put it, "Branson's diligence in his studies and his determination to give 100 percent to everything he takes part in is a winning combination."
Parents: Randy and Patricia Angle
Siblings: RJ, 22, and Forrest, 20
Education plans: UC Davis, Northern Arizona or the University of Puget Sound for a major in business administration
Hobbies: Camping "I love being outdoors."
Biggest influence: My Christianity
Favorite TV show: "The Walking Dead"
Favorite movie: "The Dark Knight Rises"
Favorite music: Christian rock
Favorite artist: Le Crey
Biggest fear: Heights
What I'd tell the president: Please don't take away our guns.
Advice for kids: Always try your hardest, and never give up, no matter the circumstances.
Advice for adults: Treat everyone you know with respect, because you don't know who's going to be successful and who's not.
Where I'll be in 10 years: Attending graduate school for business