Silverado senior Tyson Pauling will be playing for a CIF-Southern Section title this weekend, but school staff members say his excellence goes beyond the football field.
“He’s just an all-around great kid,” Silverado Principal Heather Conkle said. “Good athletically, good in the classroom, and just nice. Being kind goes a long way. He’s humble, loyal, all of it. And he takes ‘student-athlete’ seriously.”
Pauling was selected as the Victor Valley Union High School District Student of the Month for November. In addition to helping lead the Hawks to Saturday’s title game against Valley Christian as a dominant left tackle, Pauling has maintained a 3.02 GPA and is a standout citizen on campus, according to Conkle.
A team captain, he was one of three Silverado players selected to represent the school at this week’s CIF Southern Section championship luncheon in Long Beach. Pauling, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 325 pounds, is being recruited by several universities, Conkle said. Pauling was also selected by the Daily Press as the regional high school student of the month.
The Hawks will try to win the school’s first CIF football title as they travel to Cerritos to play Valley Christian in the CIF-SS Division 9 final at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be streamed live on Fox Sports Go.