Often labeled as a silent leader, Brett Wieberg’s achievements have certainly not been left unrecognized. From the time he began his education at South Elementary School, Brett has lead by example and became the first student in school history to receive a student of the month award the first month of every year from kindergarten to fifth grade. Brett also received several awards in specials like math, art, music, and PE awards, but that was just the beginning.

In fourth grade, Brett was eligible to join the Safety Patrol, a responsibility often designated to fifth graders, and received the Outstanding Youth Leadership Award from the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce.

“His kindness and generosity truly have no limits as shown by his willingness to always help others and make them feel special, whether you be staff or student,” wrote South Elementary school counselor Whitney Estill in her nomination for the award. “He is an optimistic individual that adults can depend on to set a good example, and his peers know him as a trustworthy, compassionate friend.”

By fifth grade, he received the Thorpe J. Gordon Award for being the most courteous pupil, an honor the school gives to one student only once a year. It was also during these early years that Brett started becoming an all-around sports star playing golf, tennis, hockey, futsal, baseball, flag football, track, and soccer, and earning dozens of medals in the process. However, out of all of these sports, soccer still remains his primary focus as he’s played both united and crew club soccer for multiple years.

During his time in middle school, Brett became a Thomas Jefferson Middle School staple, receiving awards all three years. In addition to getting numerous patriot praises and student of the month, he made perfect attendance nearly every year, received an elite reward during the pandemic for having every one of his assignments in on time while at home, and received the Presidential Excellence Award, where he was given a letter from the White House congratulating him on his GPA and for scoring at the 85 percentile on the MAP test.

Also this year, Brett was given a Language Arts Award for the highest grade in class, the Outstanding Encore Student Achievement Award for his outstanding character, and most recently, he was awarded the American Legion School Award for his courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, and service.

“I have always known Brett would be award-winning in whatever he chooses to do,” says Shelly Thompson, Brett’s second-grade teacher. “He is an amazing kiddo. I’m lucky to have experienced how amazing he is.”

As for the future, Brett is excited to work with students and teachers alike as he enters Capital City High School this fall and joins the Capital City Cavaliers soccer team. After high school, he hopes to one day become a dentist, possibly going into orthodontics or endodontics after dental school, a dream he’s held since he was 4-years-old.


Who inspires you?  

I’d like to say my grandpa does. He’s been through brave, hard, and tough obstacles so often in life and made it out on top. 

What’s your favorite book?  
My favorite book is probably “Prisoner B-3087” by Alan Gratz. I love reading about events such as the holocaust or any other wars. 

Favorite YouTube Channel? 
My favorite YouTubers would have to be Jidion and Danny Duncan. 

What activities are you involved in? 
I do club soccer and school track at the current moment. Hopefully school, soccer, and track next year. 

What’s your favorite subject in school and why?  
Social studies. I’m very into learning the past events and encounters of our country. 

Who do you like to have lunch with? 
Nothing beats a team lunch after a big win of a soccer game! 

What’s your favorite thing to do in Jefferson City? 
Going out to the Capital City High School football/soccer field to kick around. 

What’s your favorite movie/tv show and why? 
I don’t really watch TV or movies, but I could watch some football any day and all day.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? 
Probably time manipulation. Savor the good things and skip the bad. 

This or That

Disney or Nickelodeon
DC or Marvel
Fruits or Vegetables
Laptop or Tablet
Pizza or Hamburgers
Michael Jordan or LeBron James
Winter or Summer
In-school or At-home classes
PE or Art
Fortnight or Minecraft
Bike or Scooter
PlayStation or Xbox
TikTok or Instagram

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