This week’s scholar athlete of the week sponsored by Perry and Young is Rutherford’s Nolan Gildea.
He decided to play baseball after he saw he older brother’s playing.
He said they told him to work hard and have a good work ethic.
Gildea has done those two things during his time at Rutherford.
He has maintained a 3.6 GPA while playing on the Varsity team all four years.
Gildea also is in the I.B. Academic Program and has recieved several awards during his high school career.
He said he has learned a lot more than pitching and hitting through baseball.
“Learning and growing through a program and getting life lessons taught to you not only with baseball but like help you on later in life,” said Gildea.