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TNL Scholar Athlete of the Year: Omaha North's Houston Fogelstrom

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OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Surrounded by teammates and family Monday afternoon, high school athlete Houston Fogelstrom proudly accepted a check for $3,000.

"Just crazy," said Fogelstrom. "Really excited."

Fogelstrom was a quarterback on Omaha North's football team. One year after leading the Vikings to a state championship, he is now our Thursday Night Lights International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-National Electrical Contractors Association Scholar Athlete of the Year. The money he got will help him pay for college.

"It's really awesome to be able to get that because I know college is a lot of money, so it's really going to help me out."

"Houston has a lot of great qualities," said Larry Martin, Omaha North's football coach. "He's a great leader, he's going to do phenomenal things and the sky is the limit for him."

Martin and Houston's parents say at North High School Fogelstrom was a model student and a hard worker.

"He earned this," said Martin.

"He wants to become the best he can be at whatever he's trying to do and it makes you very proud and happy," added Eric Fogelstrom, Houston's dad.

After Fogelstrom graduates from North in 2019, he's thinking about possibly studying to become an engineer.

"I have some family that was into engineering and I thought it was really cool, so I started getting into it, especially here at North. I started getting into it and I started liking it."

IBEW business manager Barry Mayfield presented the check to Houston. He says his organization was pleased to give it to him.

"To give that $3,000 to anybody to further their education, it's really something," said Mayfield.

Houston's most recent grade point average at North High School is 3.91. He's still working to figure out what college he wants to go to.

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