Ivan De La Cruz is the 850Strong Student of the Week

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) - This week's 850Strong Student of the Week is Ivan De La Cruz.

Ivan De La Cruz is this week's 850Strong Student of the Week. (WJHG/WECP)

Ivan said, "I go to Mosley High School and I am a three sport athlete. I run cross country and track and I also play soccer."

Taking on three sports hasn't always been his only responsibility.

Ivan explained, "I've been the captain for the cross country and track teams before and I was a captain of the soccer team my on the JV team."

But it's what he does off the field that makes him this week's 850Strong Student of the Week.

We first met Ivan in October, when he was presented an award for being a semi-finalist for the Leaders 4 Life scholarship.

He was surprised in front of the third grade class he mentors.

Ivan said, "It was a surprise, just the biggest surprise ever and, I don't know, just hearing that people are actually just proud of me and stuff, just hearing it and seeing that, it just means a lot."

Ivan still has the same humble and 850Strong spirit that he had the day he was surprised by a classroom full of proud, and loud students.

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