KATY, Texas — When Argenis Medina moved to America from Venezuela before his sixth grade year, he was looking for a soccer club to join. Instead, football caught his attention. While it took some time to bring out his aggressive side, the sport helped him feel at home at Cinco Ranch High School.
"By joining football, I got to meet new people, meet new friends," Medina said. "Kids out there on the football field, I never expected to be friends with, but now are my best friends or like my brothers. I don't say they're my teammates or my friends, I think they're my brothers, because I've spent so much time with them."
Now as a senior, he's one of the team captains.
"I feel honored to be a team captain, because I feel like there's 76 kids out there that rely on me and my other captains to make the right choices, and step up when we have to step up."
Off the field, Medina is active with the Peer Assistance Leadership Skills program at Cinco Ranch, helping mentor younger students in the school district.