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WIAA athlete of the week is Titans' Gaven Elder


Gaven Elder

Each week throughout the school year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) recognizes twelve varsity athletes, a male and a female from each of the six classifications, who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week. I wanted to notify you that Gaven Elder, a junior, from Odessa High School was nominated by a community member and selected by WIAA staff as one of the Athletes of the Week for achievements in football. Elder carried the ball 22 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns, as the Titans knocked off Sunnyside Christian 42-40 for a shot at the state championship trophy. He also added 13 tackles on defense. In recognition of their accomplishment, each Athlete of the Week winner receives a congratulatory letter from WIAA executive director, Mike Colbrese, a commemorative WIAA State Athlete of the Week T-shirt and a certificate. Winners are also posted to the WIAA website at

About WIAA

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is a private, non-profit service organization made up of 800 member high schools and middle level schools from every corner of the state. The WIAA provides the structure, accountability and consistency through rules and regulations for more than 180,000 high school and middle level students to participate in five different activity and sixteen athletics programs. The WIAA organizes and oversees more than 120 state championships for those programs. The WIAA is committed to providing a safe environment where all participants can pursue positive relationships and healthy activities.


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