CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Each week during the school year, Project L.I.F.T. selects a student who is excelling not only inside the classroom, but outside as well. The student - along with their favorite teacher - is featured every Wednesday on WBTV News on Bounce at 8 p.m. The program operates within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.
This week's scholar is Clayton Sanders, 7th grader at Walter G. Byers School.
Bio: Clayton has earned straight As every quarter for the past two years. He is also a member of the Byers National Junior Honor Society. Clayton is working on a "Genius Hour" project during science class, investigating the theory that our galaxy might be a part of a multiverse.
He played middle school football for the Cougars team this fall. Clayton's peers see him as a leader in the classroom and on the football field. They voted him homecoming king this fall.
Clayton wants to attend the Ohio State University and hopes to become a chemist.