Senior of the Month

February 8, 2024

February Senior of the Month

Caden Russell


Caden is the son of Jon and Kris Russell and has two older siblings, Alex and Jacob.  His favorite family tradition is their big Christmas party with all the cousins. Fun times can always be had when the cousins get together. His family vacation to Hilton Head was one of the best. They spent hours boogie boarding.


Caden’s role model is his father. 

“He has worked so hard for our family and would do anything for us. He also has helped me become a more Godly man.”

Extracurricular Activities, Volunteering, and Work

Caden participates in football and basketball. His favorite high school memory was beating Liberty Benton in football his junior year! He is also a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Caden has volunteered with various church and lawn clean-ups, canned food drives, and toy drives. During the summer months, Caden landscapes and mows lawns.

Enjoyment and the Future….

In his spare time, Caden can be found fishing and hunting. He is motivated to win a BVC title in basketball this year! He plans to attend Ohio Northern University in the fall and major in mechanical engineering. While in college, he wants to have a part time job and finish his degree in five years. 

What the staff has to say about Caden:

  • “Caden instills an attitude of excellence into everything he does.  In the classroom, he is a hardworking student who gives his best effort on any task.  He is respectful to everyone he comes in contact with and willing to assist others wherever he is needed.  On the athletic field/court, Caden is a great example of servant-leadership.  He always puts the TEAM above himself, holds everyone (himself included) accountable for their actions, is resilient when facing adversity, and is determined to be the best version of himself every single day.  Caden's characteristics provide a great example of what we all should strive for at Arlington.  Congratulations, Caden!”
  • “Caden embodies what we want our student-athletes to look like.  In the classroom, he does what needs to be done and doesn't cut corners.  That approach is mimicked on the field and court with his performance.  Caden leads and makes plays with a relentless effort that is recognized by the coaching staff and teammates.  He also carries himself with great humility and treats everyone with respect.”
  • “Caden is an extremely hard working individual.  He leads by example in the classroom and on the field/court.  Caden's determination and drive has led to many well deserved accomplishments in both academics and athletics.”
  • “Caden lives out the true definition of Arlington in his everyday life. His "never-settle" attitude is always pushing him to his best and continually shows his top notch work ethic. While Caden would never admit it, he is a strong role model for younger students and his peers. As a strong leader on the football field, basketball court, and in the classroom Caden holds his teammates accountable by showing others around him the true definition of hard work and dependability. I am proud that we have Caden here at Arlington and he will be greatly missed in many ways next year! He is such a valuable asset to his teams, this school, and our community.” 


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