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Student Spotlight: Will Therber '17



Junior Will Therber takes his studies and sports seriously. He plans to attend either Northwestern Universitiy or the University of Notre Dame.

Each week the Scecina Student Spotlight introduces the Crusader Community to a current Scecina student who has been a recipient of the President's Academic Excellence Award.

By Cari Gallagher '93

If Scecina junior Will Therber were to write an autobiography, an appropriate title would be “Everything I Need to Know, I learned From Playing Football.”

Discipline. Will attends 20-25 hours of football practice each week, plays Crusader basketball, represents Scecina as a Student Ambassador, is a member of the National Honor Society and still maintains a 4.22 grade point average while taking challenging Advanced Placement courses.

Perseverance. Will has been an integral part of the Scecina Crusader football team for three years. Early in the 2015 season he suffered a serious shoulder injury. Faced with the decision to hang up his helmet early and have surgery, or rely on a brace, physical therapy and his own mental strength to play on, Will chose to stand with his team. His commitment and dedication has paid off with the Crusaders winning the Sectional Championship this season.

Learning to set goals. Will is not content to rest on his high school academic and athletic accomplishments. He is looking ahead to the next step, and once again he has set his sights high. Will plans to attend either Northwestern University or the University of Notre Dame (following in the footsteps of his father, Joe Therber) and major in business. 

Although football is his passion and has played an integral part in the development of his character, Will is a well-rounded young man. He makes family a priority (he is the youngest of five children) and he is active in the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, where his mother Angie (Leffler) Therber, a 1984 Scecina graduate, teaches eighth grade. He also enjoys singing in the school choir and participating in service projects as a member of Scecina’s Key Club.

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Mark English wrote:
I know your headed in the right direction just by reading your bio and of course I Went to the 1st grade at our lady of Lourdes so this makes you special being involved in all aspects of the educational system good luck in your future endeavors and lean towards ND for all the reasons they offer

Thu, November 19, 2015 @ 8:44 PM

2. Walt Linne wrote:
Well done Will. Go Irish!

Tue, December 1, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

3. Kim Peterson-Moore wrote:
Excellent Will....keep soaring!!! So proud of you

Mon, July 4, 2016 @ 6:05 PM

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