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First Coast News' Student of the Week: Antonio Perryman, Senior at First Coast High School

5:40 PM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Antonio Perryman is a senior cornerback from First Coast High School. But it's not just his work on the field that's being noticed.

Classmate Christinia Bieler says Antonio shines in the classroom. "He's always focused and always writing stuff down," she said.

Kennard Bright, one of Antonio's friends, agrees. "Last year I had pre-calc with him. He helps me. My tutor actually!"

Bright and Bieler say Antonio is so driven, they can hardly keep up with him.

"He told me about his five AP classes and football practice, and I was like, 'That's a lot to do.' I'm struggling with just babysitting and my AP classes," Bieler says.
 
"Honor Society, Physics Club, a lot of organizations, basketball, track. I don't know when he finds time to sleep!" adds Bright.

But despite his busy schedule, Bright says Antonio still manages to make time for friends. "Great advice. Anything I need. He's my 'go-to guy,'" he says.

When we asked him what helps to fuel his ambition, Antonio says his family has always been right beside him, pushing him to do better.

"I have two nice parents who keep me motivated toward success. Dad stays on me, mom stays on me. I look up to them. I just want to aim for success and be the best I can be," he says.

And as far as what's next for this hard-working senior: "College and football. Just stay at it, 100%. 110%!" Antonio says with a laugh.

Antonio says his goal his to become an engineer or architect; careers where he can use his love for math and physics.

First Coast News