Brandon Wilde - Palmyra-Eagle HS
Brandon has been involved in nearly every extra curricular offering at Palmyra Eagle HS. He has competed in cross country, football, basketball, baseball, and golf. He is an active member of the Band, NHS and Student Council.
Principal: Brandon is a very positive young man and brings enthusiasm and hard work to everything he does. Despite his very busy schedule Brandon meets all his challenges head on with a positive attitude and unmatched work ethic. Brandon has also accumulated over 200 hours of community service. He is a valuable asset to our school and it has been a pleasure to watch him grow into an upstanding young man.
Coach: Brandon has always been a leader. He leads by example with his outstanding work ethic in the weightroom and on the field. Brandon led the state in passing yards during the regular season for the past 2 years . He has been team captain, team MVP, and All Conference the last 2 years, leading Palmyra Eagle to back to back playoff appearances. Some of Brandon’s community service has involved running food drives, blood drives and volunteering at Chamber of Commerce events. Brandon also stepped up as a student leader when Palmyra Eagle explored dissolution of their school. Brandon attended every public hearing, encouraged student participation in events and meetings, and spoke eloquently at one of the meetings in support of denying dissolution.
Brandon: I can honestly say there is something different and special about being part of a football team. This is especially true in a small town like the one I grew up in. Friday nights are for football and being part of a team that everyone in town is there to watch and cheer for is something I will never forget. Football has helped me grow into a better person through dedication and discipline, teamwork and camaraderie, and the physical and mental toughness. We started the year with 25 players and by week 9 we were down to 15. We continued to persevere and somehow win, finishing the regular season at 7-2. It is hard to explain to someone who has never played football what it is like to be part of that team. Being one of the lucky ones who got to play football, has made me into the person I am today. It has made me mentally and physically tough, dedicated, resilient, and disciplined, but most of all it made me a better person and teammate.
Brandon plans to attend Carroll University and study Physical Therapy.