COLLINSVILLE, Miss. (WTOK) - West Lauderdale’s Kameron Partridge is every bit as dedicated on the field as he is in the classroom – the short stop was named the 2018 District Player of the Year but he also holds a 4.193 GPA. A member of the Knights baseball program since seventh grade, Partridge has become a role model for his teammates.
“He’s a great leader for our program,” said West Lauderdale baseball Coach, Jason Smith. “(He) is a very good student with very good grades and has been an outstanding baseball player.”
According to Partridge, his academic and athletic successes have allowed him to hone additional skills.
“Definitely work ethic but also time management because you have to work hard in the classroom and on the baseball field to be successful in both and I have to learn how to juggle my time,” he said.
Partridge is also involved in extracurricular activities. He currently serves as the FCA President and is active in National Honor Society as well as in the Northcrest Baptist Church Student Ministry.
West Lauderdale AP US History teacher, Ed Abdella, had the opportunity to teach Partridge last year.
“He’s a special kid, he said. “One that we, you know, when you get him, you cherish people like that. You usually teach a good kid like that every ten years in your career and I’m lucky to have him.”
Regardless of the activity, Partridge wants to set a good example for his peers in the classroom and on the diamond.
“I just want people to look at me as a good Christian role model and no matter what I did. No matter what life threw at me or what the baseball field threw at me, I always responded in a positive way and I was always a good role model.”
Partridge will be continuing his scholastic and baseball career at Jones