Newton exchange student from Slovakia becomes a Texas state champion

Juraj Kolenic came to Newton at the end of August, yes at the same time Harvey hit the area. But four months later, he ended up becoming a state champion on the Eagles football team.

This young man wishes he could play another season for the Eagles, but Kolenic's year studying abroad and learning about American culture ends this May.

Juraj Kolenic was a placekicker for the W.T. Johnston and the Newton Eagles. 

Since arriving to the United States, Kolenic has experienced a hurricane, played in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and even taken a trip to Disney World. But he said his most memorable experience was playing "American Football" with his Newton teammates.

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