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Academic All-Star: Brandon Boehnke

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This week's all star is a self-identified science geek. Kamiakin'sBrandon Boehnke dreams of going into biochemistry or medicine.

"I'm in A.P. Chemistry, got my interest. Don't know what itis, I'm a science geek. I like science. Also in anatomy and physiology, likethat a lot," says Boehnke.

And that doesn't leave much time for homework, but he stillpulls a 3.7 G.P.A.

"Hard, 2-hour practice everyday along with my A.P. classes,don't have much free time but I tend to get it all together," says Boehnke.

But when he's on the field, he becomes a leader for thebraves, even as a junior.

"Trying to be a good leader, communication is a big thing.So when you go down a goal everybody drops their heads, want to keep pushing,don't let it discourage you. Like to be a communicative leader," says Boehnke.