JVHS student named State Farm Texas Scholar
Charles "Chuck" Fly
April 17, 2012—Jersey Village High School senior Charles “Chuck” Fly is among a select group of students statewide to be selected as a 2012 State Farm Texas Scholar.
The Texas Scholar program recognizes 50 high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to achieving excellence in their academics while maintaining an active profile in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in their schools and communities.
Fly is ranked second in his class of 649 students. In addition to maintaining straight As all through high school, his academic accomplishments include being a National Merit Finalist, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society and an AP Scholar. He has also received the Distinguished Honor Roll Medal at Jersey Village and he won the National Spanish Exam Premio de Excelencia Award. Fly is a member of PALs (Peer Assistance and Leadership), through which he mentors elementary school students and works in life skills classes.
He is a student ambassador to the Students With a Voice committee and is a member of Freshman Friends. He was also elected senator and to the platform committee at Texas Boys State.
As an athlete, Fly is a member of both the Falcon varsity football and soccer teams. He has been named to the Academic All-District Soccer Team, the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Academic All-State Soccer Team and the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Elite Football and Soccer teams. He is also a Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner for 2011. He served as captain of the junior varsity soccer team as a sophomore, and has earned varsity letters in both soccer and football.
Outside of high school, Fly has been active in scouting since first grade, and earned his Eagle Scout Rank in 2011. He was elected to serve in many leadership positions, including chaplain aide, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and senior patrol leader, in Troop 747 in Jersey Village. He is currently serving as a junior assistant scout master. He has volunteered countless hours of his time to various organizations.
Most significantly, he contributed over 200 hours to The Brookwood Community, a residential community for disabled adults, where he designed and led construction of benches and organized a bike ride and Halloween party for the residents. He was a 6-year member of the Jersey Village Stars Summer swim team and has been employed as a lifeguard for the City of Jersey Village for the past three years.
Fly has been accepted to the Honors Department at Texas A&M University, where he plans to study industrial engineering following his graduation from Jersey Village.