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Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Alberto Herrera, Wilson Preparatory Academy

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Junior Alberto Herrera had his feet all over two big wins for his Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys soccer team last week, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week.

Alberto drilled in four goals as the Tigers won 6-1 on Monday at Wayne Christian. Then, in Wilson Prep’s first-ever soccer match played at its new outdoor athletic facility Thursday, Alberto had a goal and an assist in the Tigers’ 3-0 defeat of Pope John Paul II Catholic High of Greenville.

The son of Irma and Alejandro Herrera of Wilson, Alberto is ranked No. 1 in his junior class and has a 4.27 weighted GPA at Wilson Prep, where he takes all Advanced Placement courses.

He is a member of WPA’s chapter of National Honor Society and was a member of the Beta Club last year. Alberto also plays baseball for the Tigers. 

Alberto and his older sister Elizabeth started a voter registration organization, called Poder. He participated in the North Carolina Renaissance program at UNC-Chapel Hill and in the UNCG Chance program over the summer.

He is an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church in Wilson.

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