4Frenzy Unsung Hero winner: Meet Brent Williams from Fraser High School

‘When they shout B-Dog ... it makes me smile underneath the water’

Brent Williams, a member of Fraser High School's boys swim team, has won 4Frenzy's "Unsung Hero" title.

FRASER, Mich. – The votes are in for our Spring 4Frenzy competition and our Kim DeGiulio went to meet a key member of the Fraser High School boys swim team.

4Frenzy isn’t just about the fastest person on the team, it’s also about the passionate students who are part of that team.

Brent Williams, our Fan Choice winner for the Unsung Hero Award, is one of those students.

He was nominated by his Aunt Kasy, who said he is an amazing, helpful, kind, and inspiring young man.

Watch Kim Degiulio’s feature story in the video player above.

Get to know Brent Williams

Here are some fun facts about our Unsung Hero winner.

Favorite school subject: English and International Cuisine

Favorite places in Metro Detroit: Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Leo’s Coney Island (Clinton Twp) and Gus’ Coney Island Mt Clemens

Favorite food: Patty Melt, Mac and Cheese, McDonald’s Frappe

Favorite book: Arthur, Charlotte’s Web, Shiloh, The One and Only Ivan

Favorite music: Florida Georgia Line, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole

Favorite actor: Chris Rock, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer

A team player

The votes are in for our Spring 4Frenzy competition and our Kim DeGiulio went to meet a key member of the Fraser High School boys swim team.

4Frenzy isn’t just about the fastest person on the team, it’s also about the passionate students who are part of that team.

And Brent Williams, our Fan Choice winner for the Unsung Hero Award, is one of those students.

He was nominated by his Aunt Kasy who said he is an amazing, helpful, kind, and inspiring young man.

A winning attitude

Head coach Danielle Woody, who worked one-on-one with Williams, training for the state meet said, “Not only was Brent the first para Swimmer we were honored to bring to State Finals this year, but Brent was joined by six other athletes. The boys placed 3rd at the Macomb County meet and were back to back Division Champions.”

She said a special thank you goes to the Michigan High School Athletic Association for giving para-athletes like Williams the opportunity to compete and be recognized for all the hard work they put in and the obstacles they overcome daily.

Williams, whose teammates call him B-Dog, also credits Coach Dave Nowinski with helping him get a third-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle.

“His name is Brent and he works like a dog,” said Coach Dave. “He is what makes coaching enjoyable.”

“Every time I enter the water, when they shout B-Dog ... it makes me smile underneath the water,” Williams added.

Brent Williams, Fraser High School swimmer

A volunteer spirit

In addition to swimming, Williams is part of the choir and has been on the Green Team Club and Peer to Peer.

He likes helping out in his community and helping neighbors clean their yards and cut their grass.

Williams plans to spend the summer working as a Camp Counselor at Camp Cavell near Lexington, and has plans to go to Macomb Academy for more schooling.

Fun fact

Williams drives a six-speed manual transmission Dodge Dart that he proudly says he can back into the garage or any parking space.


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