Classroom Champions: Rosebud-Lott's Cody Wells

Rosebud-Lott senior Cody Wells has a knack for building, that much is for sure.

"Just like as a kid and stuff, I enjoyed building things, and seeing how things worked and everything. And that's what lead me to engineering," said Wells.

But the top ranked student in this year's senior class can build more than just a three way dump trailer, his current project. He's also built himself quite the reputation among those around him.

There's no doubt about how he's going to come out and be one of the best engineers in the country," said Ag Science teacher Kenneth Benson.

His football coach Brad Ballard has high praise as well.

"I can rely on him day in and day out, he's going to do the right things, say the right things and be a true leader on an off the field."

When he's not building, or studying, Cody spends plenty of time involved in Rosebud-Lott athletics. He's an all-district football and baseball player, a regional finalist in track, and a state medalist in cross country. And his high activity rate is all part of his life philosophy.

"Just trying to make myself better every day, trying to improve always just drives me. I want to be the best me that I can be."

Cody also excels as a team leader for Rosebud-Lott's state qualifying Ag Mechanics team.

"I mean he wants to make sure that his friends and his colleagues get it done right too. He'll point it out there in the shop, 'Hey, you need to take your time and take more pride in what you're doing,' if he sees them doing it wrong," said Benson.

After he's done at Rosebud-Lott, he'll head down to Texas A&M to major in engineering. And will no doubt continue to building a solid future for himself.