By Matt Lipp
Hank Koele is a well known Senior at Glenelg High School who excels in school and is a multi-sport athlete. Koele is a captain on the baseball and basketball teams at Glenelg, and is one of the most dominant players on each team. He tries to be a good role model to the younger players as they all look up to him for guidance. In the classroom, Koele is a very good student who is strong in math and science. He is planning to attend the University of Virginia Tech where he plans to pursue business. He wants students to know that Junior year is very important for academics with SAT’s and rigorous classes while Senior year is very important for planning your life for the future. College applications and choosing your major are very important parts of Senior year according to Koele. He explained how he used his final year of high school to figure out what he really would enjoy to do in college which includes club baseball and greek life. Koele said that being a leader of two teams will help him in college and trying to find a job by giving him leadership qualities and responsibility. When asked what he sees himself doing in ten years, he said, “I’d like to run my own business that involves producing new sports gear. But realistically, I will hopefully be an employee at Nike.” He mentioned that he had a very good time and high school and that he was ready to start college.
Koele is very excited about going to college next year so he can join the Beta Fraternity and he also wants to play on the club baseball team. Koele mentioned, “I know it is going to be hard to manage school, pledging for Beta, and Baseball all at once but Glenelg really prepared me for this.” He believes that staying busy in high school and getting involved in sports and clubs gives you an advantage when you go to college. Koele had a very successful life at Glenelg, sporting a 4.14 GPA and earning first team all-county in baseball. Young scholar athletes have a good role model to look up to from the class of 2017.