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Jack Charlton, North Creek’s First 12 Letter Athlete

Being a four-year letterman takes an enormous amount of time, effort, and commitment. On top of one’s regular academics and homework, extra time must be spent weight-lifting and at practices. This effort would push most people past their limits, but for North Creek High School (“NCHS”) senior Jack Charlton, he was ready.

He knew how much work it would take. Charlton is the only North Creek football player to ever be named a four-year letterman in the program’s history. The school and program has only existed for the last five years but regardless this is an enormous feat for NCHS, as many schools don’t even have four-year lettermen despite having been around longer then NCHS. “I take pride in being the first to achieve this at my high school, commitment is huge, specifically freshman year because you haven’t earned any respect or proved yourself to anyone yet,” said Charlton.

Having joined as a freshman, Charlton knew he needed to gain the respect of the older players. It started by being named quarterback, a position he kept for his sophomore and junior campaign. With three very successful years as quarterback, he then made a transition that was game changing for the North Creek football team. From quarterback he became the team’s wide receiver. This helped utilize his versatile athletic ability and allowed the team to incorporate bigger plays, using his quarterback background to their advantage.

Another transition Charlton made was playing safety in the backfield. This allowed him to be on the field for both offense and defense. Charlton took full advantage of this opportunity by making some big plays, which awarded him all KingCo 1st team at both wide receiver and safety. These are just some of his largest accomplishments from his time at NCHS.

Charlton also participated in Decathlon during the track and field season, in which he did very well. Since there is no state this year, Charlton is going to leave a lasting legacy on the Decathlon using his contributions towards the event. “Being able to achieve a letter all four years accurately reflects my time here at North Creek, and I’m happy with the legacy I’m leaving behind,” said Charlton.

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