James Gragson from Topeka High School is this week’s Hy-Vee Scholar Athlete presented by Kaw Valley Bank. James carries a 3.4 GPA and is a standout soccer player for the Trojans. So far this year, he has scored 18 goals and tallied 12 assists. He is also the kicker for the Topeka High football team. He missed all of last season while recovering from a knee injury. Outside of sports, he is involved in the Topeka Young Life group and spent the last two summers as a lifeguard. James plans on attending UMKC to continue playing soccer and to major in business.