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Mireille Ignacio holds a signed football at the Seattle Seahawks Training Camp on Aug. 19 as wide receiver Tyler Lockett smiles in the background.

Courtesy photo Mireille Ignacio holds a signed football at the Seattle Seahawks Training Camp on Aug. 19 as wide receiver Tyler Lockett smiles in the background.

Federal Way girl named first honorary team captain by Seattle Seahawks, Delta Air Lines

The Community Captains program highlights local individuals making a difference.

A Federal Way girl was recently celebrated by the Seattle Seahawks as the football team’s first Delta Community Captain.

Mireille Ignacio, 9, is an incoming fourth-grader at Camelot Elementary School in the Federal Way district. In June, she read a total of 3,600 minutes and was the top reader of the Seahawks Summer Reading Program.

The Seahawks and Delta Air Lines partnership program awards three Community Captains — honorary team captains — per quarter, highlighting their commitment to education, social justice and the environment.

Mireille was selected at the Seahawks first Community Captain for her dedication to education, according to the Seahawks. And because of this dedication, she has also been named the Federal Way Mirror’s Hometown Hero for the month of August.

As part of her celebration as a Delta Commmunity Captain, Mireille attended to the Seahawks Training Camp with Delta pilot Captain David Wood on Aug. 19 and visited with wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

After practice, she played catch with Lockett and linebacker Bobby Wagner — taking home a signed football to commemorate her visit and accomplishment.

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