Academic Achiever: Chief Leschi's Joey Bisson

PUYALLUP, Wash. - Joey Bisson is a three-sport athlete at Chief Leschi. As a cross country runner, he pushes himself to the limit.

"When you're running, you don't ever want to get into your head that you want to stop because you telling yourself that is like a disease, it just eat at you and eat at you," he said. "I know it hurts but I'm going to take the pain, I'm going to fight through it."

It's that can-do attitude that follows him wherever he goes.

"I try something new, I don't ever want to fail," he said. "I'm going to try my hardest and I'm going to be the best I can be. And even in the classroom, if I see myself falling behind and someone else got a higher score than me ? I'm going to study extra hard and I'm going to get that hundred percent on that test."

Joey is involved in a head start program and is already taking credits that will apply towards college. Ultimately, he would like to pursue a career in engineering.

"I have math in mind, I just love math, it comes easy to me, it comes natural," he said. "I know what's my priorities in life, I know what I want to be so if I keep academics up there then it's only going to make me succeed faster."

Joey also plays basketball and runs track for Chief Leschi. He would like to go to college at either Seattle University or Portland State.

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