Scholar Athlete - Male
Scholar Athlete of the Year Winners
Notre Dame, 2019 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jackson, 2018 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Kennett, 2017 Male Scholar Athlete of the YearSmith has been a jack of many trades for the Indians throughout his career, including track and football, wrestling and golf, participating in the last two this year as a senior. Smith graduates without missing a day of school since starting kindergarten, and posted a perfect 4.0 GPA as a senior. He is a member of the Kennett Key Club and served on the student council for four years. In 2016 he was presented with the Outstanding Youth Prevention Award for his work with the Missouri Youth Adult Alliance, an organization that prevents substance use in youth. He graduated as valedictorian.
Woodland, 2015 Male Scholar Athlete of the YearAs the valedictorian of his class with a 4.4 GPA at Woodland, Reynolds managed to balance academics and the responsibilities of a four-sport athlete. While completing 29 credit hours from Southeast Missouri State, he managed to also earn all-state cross country honors back-to-back years. Named to numerous all-district, all-region, and all-conference teams, Garret showed leadership that other students will emulate for years to come.
Malden, 2014 Scholar Athlete of the YearBeing the National President of Beta Club didn’t prevent Darren Green from from earning a 4.0 GPA and excelling in baseball at Malden. While leading the national organization whose alumni include Bill Clinton, Diane Sawyer and Kevin Durant, he was inducted into many academic honor societies and was named all-conference in three of his four years as well as all-state his junior year.
Scholar Athlete - Female
Notre Dame, 2019 Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Saxony Lutheran, 2018 Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Kennett, 2017 Female Scholar Athlete of the YearOne of the most impressive athletes in Semoball Awards history, Shetley has been a two-sport athlete in tennis and basketball her entire career at Kennett and has garnered five total SBA nominations in the process. This year, she had state podium finishes in doubles tennis, more than 1,800 career points on the court and is a four-time all-conference selection in basketball. In addition to that, she committed countless hours to volunteering and operating as the Key Club president. Shetley boasted perfect attendance K-12 and graduated as valedictorian.
Perryville, 2016 Female Scholar Athlete of the YearHer class’ salutatorian, Nelson was also an accomplished violinist and saxophonist, volunteered her time as a youth sports official and graduated with a 4.0 ERA. On the field, Nelson played softball, basketball and soccer for the Pirates, captaining the soccer and softball teams and earning all-district nods in both.
Kennett, 2015 Female Scholar Athlete of the YearA leader not only on the court, but also in her classroom and community, Kennett’s Kate Shetley strives to go above and beyond. Volunteering in multiple organizations while also managing to earn numerous tennis, basketball and cheerleading accolades, she still attained a 4.24 GPA. Through her many accomplishments and ambitions, she is what athletes at Kennett strive to be.