CALEDONIA, MICH. - This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete is Caledonia's Owen Reus.
Owen is a junior defenseman on the Fighting Scots lacrosse team.
He also carries a 3.8 GPA and is on the cusp of becoming an Eagle Scout.
Next year Owen looks to cash in that hard work with an appointment from a local senator or US representative to get into the Naval or Air Force Academy and continue to play lacrosse and study aviation.
Even if lacrosse isn't in his future, he knows the sport has taught him key lessons that will help with his military dreams.
"Communication especially, it's very important to work with your teammates on the field and that also applies to other aspects in your life, being able to talk to other people outside of the one specific area," says Owen.
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