WAND Sports introduces a brand new segment, Athlete of the Week presented by Midwest Technical Institute!
Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well!
To submit a student-athlete's name, please send a detailed list of his/her accolades to Gordon Voit on Facebook or via email at Gordon.Voit@wandtv.com.
Week 17: Jason Pealer
This week, basketball stand out Jason Pealer earned Athlete of the Week honors.
Pealer transferred to Decatur LSA from MacArthur and he's had an immediate impact.
Pealer leads the Lions in scoring, rebounding and assists.
In addition to on the court, he gets it done off the court.
Pealer is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
He also volunteered at the Decatur Civic Center during Thanksgiving and helps his dad with landscaping.
It's Pealer's humility that sticks out every time you talk to the young man.