The Next Generation of Steers: Focused in the Classroom and on the Field

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Crockett High School Senior Artis Edwards recently chose to further his educational and athletic pursuits at Texas College. His announcement was formalized at a signing ceremony, in which he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Steers as a defensive lineman.

The College is pleased to learn of Edwards' selection of Texas College as his institution of choice, as he undoubtedly brings both intellectual and athletic talents to the campus. Edwards personifies the College's Core Values of Academic Excellence and Perseverance. Having played football for approximately 12 years, perfecting his athletic craft on the field, Edwards understands the importance of academics as well, evidenced by his report card as a straight-A student.

“You have to focus on the goal,” Edwards noted as he explained how he manages to excel both on the field and in the classroom. “You always have to keep looking at the bigger picture. Don’t lollygag; if you really want to get somewhere, it’s as simple as that." Edwards continued this sentiment, noting that the way to succeed is to take things seriously and work hard to make yourself better.

Edwards enjoys history and carries an interest in teaching it. His inspiration for this career path is derivative of his impactful former teachers at Crockett High School, who helped him to realize that knowing history with a contextual understanding is vital to not only the present, but also the future. However, most of all, Edwards' interest in the teaching field stems from a desire to help younger generations and impart knowledge to them.

Again, the College is excited to welcome Mr. Artis Edwards to the Texas College Family! His unwavering drive and multifaceted focus on academics and athletics will fuel his success as a high-caliber student-athlete at Texas College.