Josh Fridrich, Peyton Newman Named Union High School Seniors of the Month
Josh Fridrich and Peyton Newman have been named Seniors of the Month for March at Union High School. He is the son of Kirk and Tina Fridrich, and she is the daughter of Dan and Becky Newman, all of Tulsa.
Fridrich is active in football, Redskin Aid – working with sixth graders, camps and other activities, and mission trips with his church. Honors include receiving Academic All-Conference three times in football, a member of the Mr. and Miss Union Top 10 during his junior year, being named National Society of High School Scholar, 6A All-District in Football and being a Varsity Letterman in football three times. He is also a member of Football Captain’s Council.
“Football is something I am passionate about, and it helps build teamwork, character, toughness and leadership,” he said. “I would describe myself as a leader because I believe I have the right character to influence others, and I make sure things will be done the right way. … I try to make sure my decisions and my character reflect my faith.”
Fridrich said he has enjoyed advanced physiology, “which has prepared me for the difficulty and style of a college course. The things I learned in that class will be able to help me succeed in future classes or life situations.”
Fridrich hopes to attend the University of Oklahoma and major in sports management. “I will also be a student assistant on staff for Oklahoma football,” he said.
Newman is active in track and field, Athletic Leadership Council for the past three years and as an Athletic Training Aide. She also volunteers at elementary schools. She was a member of the Mr. and Miss Union Top 10 her junior year, Academic All-Conference Team for Basketball and Track and lettered in track.
Newman is also passionate about athletics. “I have been involved in sports since I was little and I have always been passionate about it.”
“Being a leader is so important to me because it helps me build confidence in myself and I can help prepare people to become the best they can be,” she said. “Being a leader helps me in athletics by showing others how they can grow in athletics.”
Newman said she has learned a lot in her physiology class. ‘That class taught me how to study hard and it showed that I am going to have to work super hard to get a good grade.”
She hopes to attend Oklahoma State University and study business, and eventually pursue a law degree with hopes of working in either family law or as a sports agent.