A scholar, multi-sport athlete and humanitarian, Nicholas Chrestopoulos has made the most out of his time at Argyle High School.
Chrestopoulos is headed to Austin College in the fall on a partial academic scholarship, and the Argyle senior said it was not a difficult decision for him to make.
“I really liked the opportunity I would get to play college sports,” Chrestopoulos said. “It’s close to home; it’s small, so it’s not really much different than being at home, and I really like the challenging academics they have.”
Chrestopoulos plays football, wrestles and runs track at Argyle High School, and will continue to play football at the college level.
The Argyle senior is also a member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar, an A Honor Roll student and has taken advanced placement courses in English, History and World History.
If that is not enough, Chrestopoulos organized a battle of the bands to raise money for UNICEF, and was a guest speaker at the Ladainian Tomlinson Camp for Kids.
“I feel like if I’m not doing something, I’m being lazy, and I don’t like feeling that way,” Chrestopoulos said. “I try to fill up all of my time with activities or services, and just make sure that I’m busy.”
Chrestopoulos said he will remember a lot about his time at Argyle, but said it is the relationships he developed that mean the most to him.
“It’s got to be the people, and how we all changed together growing up,” Chrestopoulos said. “Most of us have been here for a while and grown up and changed together.”
Chrestopoulos said he believes that going to school in Argyle has really prepared him for college life, and said he will always be grateful for that fact.
“I was never really given anything at Argyle,” Chrestopoulos said. “I always had to work, and I feel like all of that work is going to really pay off when I get off on my own and into college.”
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