2017 Scholar Athletes - Boys

Division 1


Zachary Clayton, Oconomowoc High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 11

Basketball Conference Champion – 11

Baseball Conference Champion – 9

Baseball Regional Champion – 10, 11

Baseball Sectional Champion – 10

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 2

Basketball – 2

Baseball – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Sport Camp volunteer – basketball, baseball, and football

Essay

As a member of a team, I have learned to know your responsibilities, show up on time, be a good teammate and be ready to work. I have also learned how to work well with others, and I have learned with all three sports that it is more than just one person, but rather the camaraderie of the team. In addition, I have learned how to be selfless and put the team over myself no matter what the outcome is of the game, it is a team effort rather than just what I can do. I feel like these lessons will give me a head start because if I have already learned these lessons it will help me at the next level, and I will use these same traits to help me be a strong teammate and an even better person.




Cole Sandvold, Arrowhead High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

 

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country Conference Champion – 11, 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

German Club – 3

German National Honor Society – 1

Civic & Community Activities

Volunteer at Winter run series road races; Volunteer at St. Matthews in Oconomowoc; Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity build.

Essay

If there is one thing that I am certain I have learned in the last four years of being a student athlete, it is this; no one ever became great at something by being normal. I know this, not because I took it from a website or paraphrased it from a book. You may check. I know it because I have experienced it time and again, in and out of the classroom. It took me several years to learn this lesson and, in a way, I am still learning it. It took so long because there was never a moment where it just became clear to me instantaneously. Repeatedly it was beat into my head in one form or another, which cemented the fact in my mind. On the field of sport this was easy to observe. Those who put in extraordinary work and were eccentric in their dedication succeeded at their goals. Those who went through the motions and were quite ordinary in their commitment did not.In the classroom this distinction became less black and white. Some students seemed to put in normal or ever pitiful amounts of work and still succeed, but only because of their abnormal talent. This lesson's merits need almost no justification, as they speak for themselves. To become superior at something, one must put in a superior amount of work and have a superior mindset. This, above all else, was high school's greatest lesson, and one I will not forget.




Calvin Schneider, Oregon High School – 3.92 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Soccer – 10, 11, 12

Hockey – 10, 11, 12

Tennis – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Tennis Conference Champion – 9, 11

Tennis Sectional Champion – 9

Team WIAA Success

Soccer Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Soccer Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Soccer Sectional Champion – 10

Tennis Conference Champion – 9

Tennis Sectional Champion – 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Soccer – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Tennis – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Interact – 4 (President)

Panther Committed – 4

National Honor Society – 2

Essay

Balancing school, athletics and service is one of the toughest skills I have learned to maintain. This is especially true when playing three sports at a high level, maintaining the best grades possible and completing over 100 hours of service. Setting aside personal beliefs and opinions for the greater good of the team is the second lesson I have learned. For me sports have been a platform to display leadership and build upon these abilities. Including this upcoming tennis season, I will have been a captain four times in three different sports. There is a unique dynamic with each sport. I have learned that being a leader is rewarding and at times challenging when teammates are depending so strongly on me. I take leadership roles seriously and never want to let my teammates down. In my senior season, I have had a fair amount of heartbreak. In soccer, we lost in a shootout to get to the state tournament. In hockey, we blew a 2-0 lead to lose the conference championship. It would have been Oregon’s first conference championship for hockey. While I still think about what I could have done to change the outcome I realize that I am not always going to succeed in life. The last and in my opinion the most important lesson from this is perseverance. I have learned that I am going to get hit in life. Sometimes I might fall down but I must get up and learn from every setback.


Danny VandenBoom, Kimberly High School – 3.91 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Football Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Football State Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 10

Basketball Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Baseball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Baseball Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 2

Basketball – 1

Baseball – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Football OFF – 1

Basketball – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Council – 1 (Vice President

Leadership Council – 2

Essay

The high school experience has taught me countless skills that will be necessary as I move on to college and eventually the job setting. Ideas such as teamwork, persistence, and having a great work ethic are things that are stressed each day of my high school career. Both in the classroom and through sports, I have been provided an opportunity to create relationships and compete with my best friends to achieve a common goal. With all of my commitments from school to playing three sports and trying to make everyone happy I had to be persistent with my work. It takes organization and communication skills to maximize the little time that I have. Being a persistent worker also includes persevering through poor quiz scores, poor games, and poor days. I have learned through my experiences to have a short memory and to keep working in hopes to minimize those subpar performances. Lastly, but most importantly, hard work. Nothing worthwhile was achieved without great struggle. Through my years at Kimberly High School I have been pushed to my limits both mentally and physically. It is known that progress is made outside of the comfort zone. I have made it a habit to work so hard that I am now more comfortable being uncomfortable. These lessons that have been instilled in me through my high school experiences will help in the future as I strive to be the best community member, spouse, father, and employee or employer I can be.



Division 2


Xavier Cummings, Hayward High School – 3.95 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 10, 11


Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 10, 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 10

Baseball Regional Champion – 10


Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 2

Basketball – 3

Baseball – 1


Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

FootballDEF – 1

Basketball – 1


Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 3 (President, Vice-President)

Link Crew – 2

Fellowship of Christ – 2


Essay

Academics and athletics have been the two objects that have motivated me through high school. Contrary to what others may believe, these two complement each other perfectly. I have learned that athletics motivate me to do better in school and vice versa. Most importantly, they have both provided structure to my life and this has allowed me to strive to do better in all aspects of my life. Following this lesson is the lesson of leadership. Having been captain of multiple teams in my high school career, I had to learn to motivate and lead people other than myself. This is one of the most valuable skills I could have ever hoped to acquire. Leadership breeds success and success is what I have always strived for in everything I have done.



Adam Kinyon, Lomira High School – 3.98 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade


Football – 10, 11, 12


Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12


Baseball – 11


Individual Sports Achievement


Wrestling Conference Champion – 12


Wrestling Regional Champion – 9, 11


Team WIAA Success


Wrestling Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12


Wrestling Sectional Champion – 12


Times Named to All-Conference First Team


Football – 2


Wrestling - 1


Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities


FFA – 4


Rocket Team – 3


National Honor Society – 2


Civic & Community Activities


Knowles Fire Department Annual Events; Lutheran Teen Athletic Association Basketball – 4 years;


Midwestern Shooters Supply Fall Fest Fundraisers.


Essay

Participating in athletics has complemented my high school education far beyond what I thought it would before high school. Athletics have taught me so many lessons and life skills that just an academic education cannot teach adequately. These include discipline, determination, perseverance, resilience, dedication, teamwork, and the benefits of doing extra work in order to achieve a goal. Football and wrestling, in particular, require more out of a person than just showing up to practices in order for that person to be successful. Realizing this early in my high school career, I have been going to the weight room at 6:00 am at least four days a week (more when it is offered) every week since early in my freshman year. This extra work accelerated my football and wrestling careers quickly. Sophomore year, I started every game in football, and achieved 31 Varsity wins in wrestling, in just my second year of each sport. The skills I have learned are also seen in how I have dealt with injuries. For instance, in the second-last week of football junior year, I sprained my ankle and was on crutches for 3 weeks. Though I couldn’t walk, I played through the immense pain, because I was determined to achieve my goals and help my team be successful. I have also put this determination to work in the classroom. I am determined to be successful in everything I do, and that determination will continue to help me be successful in my future, as well.



Clark Otte, Sheboygan Falls High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Soccer – 9, 10

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country Conference Champion – 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 11, 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 11

Track & Field State Champion - 11

Team WIAA Success

Soccer Conference Champion – 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 3

Track & Field – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 1

Video Game Club – 4 (Leader)

Civic & Community Activities

Volunteer lifeguard at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp; Volunteer for nursery at 1st Reformed Church;

Volunteer for Sheboygan Falls Alumni Basketball Tournament.

Essay

Throughout my high school career, athletics have been extremely rewarding for me. Most of what I have done in high school has been to benefit me in academics and athletics. This has led to a lot of fun and memorable experiences in high school, but athletics provided me with some of the most valuable experiences of my life. I learned as much as I could from each different situation and event. I learned how to handle setbacks and unearned goals. I learned humility in winning and losing. I developed mental toughness from hard workouts and races. I learned patience from injuries and over-training. I learned how dedication and hard work can lead to success. Most of all, I learned respect. Respect for my competitors, coaches, teammates, and for myself. These virtues and lessons will help me throughout my life, in whatever I choose to do. Much of who I am and how I approach life has been shaped by my athletic participation. Nothing has prepared me for my future, and ability to succeed, as much as athletics.


Logan Walzer, Lodi High School – 4.0 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Golf – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Golf Conference Champion – 11

Golf Regional Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 10, 11

Football Regional Champion – 10, 11

Football Sectional Champion – 11

Basketball Regional Champion – 9, 11

Basketball Sectional Champion – 9

Golf Conference Champion – 9, 10 11

Golf Regional Champion – 9, 10 ,11

Golf Sectional Champion – 10

Golf State Champion – 10

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Golf – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Golf – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Unified Sports Meal preparation at the Masonic Temple; Lodi Fair SetUp and CleanUp; Lodi Brew-BQue, SetUp and CleanUp; Packaged Meals for “One Meal”; Individual basketball youth instructor; Tutor.

Essay

One of the most important lessons high school golf has taught me is how failures make you stronger. At the 2016 State Tournament, I had a four-stroke lead with the back nine left to play and shot the second highest score of my high school career to fall well out of the lead. This day was the most difficult thing I would have to overcome in my athletic career; however, I knew this moment wouldn’t define me and that something good would come from it. I learned I was resilient because I was able to bounce back after that heartbreaking experience. I took the knowledge of what happened that day and applied it to my summer tournaments where I finished inside the top 10 in several high pressure events. I will excel in college by persevering when things seem overwhelming. The most important academic lesson I learned in high school was how to work hard efficiently. I knew it was going to be difficult to balance the workload of a rigorous class schedule with three sports while still trying to graduate with my goal of a 4.0. It was imperative that I took advantage of every opportunity I had to keep up with my studies. Going to school for a full day followed by practices and games every night all year long left little time for studying. Being so driven in academics and athletics has taught me the time management skills necessary to be successful in college and business.


Division 3


Cole Bay, Chequamegon High School – 4.0 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 11, 12

Baseball – 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 9, 10

Baseball Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Baseball Sectional Champion – 10

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 3

Civic & Community Activities

I have volunteered in church and have been a church usher, server, and choir singer for 8 years. I have also helped out middle school track meets as a high schooler. I have been a member of Faith in Action for 3 years, which is a community service organization. During the winter, I shovel sidewalks and roofs for elderly and people who may not be able to. During the summer, I mow lawns for these same people. Another aspect of community service is being a part of the marching band, performing over dozens of times throughout my life as a high schooler. I have also been an active member of my towns beautification committee. I have also tutored many students who have struggled in school. Another community service that I have participated in is helping out at elementary baseball and basketball camps. I was not required nor payed to go and participate in these events.

Essay

Many life lessons have been taught to me through my athletic life, as well as my academic life. These lessons are connected to the person I have become today. Starting at a young age, I was taught that getting good grades was important. Because I was taught to believe this, I worked hard to acquire the grades I have gotten. That's one lesson that my academic life has taught me; how to work hard. I have also learned that failure to prepare, is preparing to fail. This lesson can also be intertwined with my athletic life. In every sport, an athlete should have a goal that they have to work for. I have learned that to get to that goal, you must dedicate countless hours into training. Unfortunately, as I have experienced myself, this doesn't always guarantee you reach your goal, but this does not take the point out of sports. Winning is not important, but self-satisfaction and competition are. These things are acquired regardless of how well you do or perform. Another life lesson that I have learned from sports is how to cope with failure. At times, we lose life challenges. Many times, athletes lose games or races. A missed practice ends up being unprepared. This results in failure and it motivates to re-focus and do better. Just like in those times, those who have competed in sports know when to analyze what went wrong and read just for next time. This teaches us to come back stronger. 



Jordan Blanchard, Coleman High School – 3.81 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9

Football – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10

Track & Field – 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Sectional Champion – 11, 12

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 11

Wrestling Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wresting Sectional Champion – 9, 10

Wrestling State Champion – 9

Baseball Conference Champion – 11

Baseball Regional Champion – 10, 11

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Wrestling – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FBLA – 2

FFA – 2

Jazz Band – 3

Prom Committee – 1


Civic & Community Activities

Breakfast on the Farm; Sign & Drive Community volunteer; Booster Club Golf outing volunteer; Haunted Trail volunteer; Dunk Tank Volunteer for Fireman’s Picnic; Youth Wrestling Tournament volunteer; Stratford Youth tournament volunteer; Community Church volunteer.


Essay

The single greatest lesson I learned through my high school academic and athletic experience is the value of hard work not only when I am motivated, but also when I am not. The events leading up to this lesson are ones I will never forget. I first learned what it meant to work as a team and really feel like a family as we made school history by making it to level 4 in football my during my junior year. After that, I knew that I wanted to outwork everyone, so that is exactly what I did. Every day, I was in the weight room, on the field, and on the internet watching film. I wanted to be the best. On days that I didn’t feel like doing anything, I always told myself that if I just worked through it, the next time would be easier. When school started up the following year, I learned to use the skills I acquired from my hard work outside of the classroom, and put them to use inside the classroom. I learned to work hard in the classroom and at home when I did my homework. I learned that I could persevere in school just as I did in the weight room. This experience led me to my final wrestling season, in which I broke the school record for career wins. All of these experiences, whether successes or failures have led me to become the hard-working student-athlete that I am today.


Kamren Bornbach, Stratford High School – 3.75 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling State Champion – 10, 11, 12

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 12

Football Regional Champion – 9, 11

Wrestling Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Sectional Champion – 11, 12

Wrestling State Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 2


Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Football OFF – 2

Wrestling – 3


Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Varsity Club – 4 (Vice President)

Art Club – 2

Caring for Others – 2

National Honor Society – 2

Students Against Des – 2

Student Council – 2

Spanish Club – 2 (Secretary; Treasurer)

Wrestling Crossface – 3


Civic & Community Activities

St. Joseph’s School Pasta Dinner, volunteer – 9, 10, 11, 12; 

Flag Football Youth Coach/Volunteer – 9, 10, 11, 12

Youth Wrestling Volunteer (practice room) – 9, 10, 11, 12

Youth Wrestling Tournament Volunteer – 9, 10, 11, 12

Fitness Center Grounds-keeping clean-up – 12

High School Graduation Usher – 11

High School Prom Set-up –11

Spending time with a disabled adult – 9, 10, 11, 12

Rotary Lights Volunteer –12; 

Heritage Days Community Volunteer – 9,10,11

Essay

High school athletics and academics has helped me grow immensely as an individual. It has taught me important life lessons and character traits. These lessons and traits have molded me into the person I am today. Important things I have learned are goal setting, hard work, perseverance and time management. Being a student-athlete has taught me goal setting. Goal setting is a trait that will be important throughout my life. I have learned to acknowledge my ultimate intentions, then strive to achieve them. Athletics and a rigorous academic schedule have taught me achieving goals are not possible without hard work. Working hard is a trait I will carry throughout life.  To achieve my goals, I have learned perseverance. Perseverance has taught me to push through failure to become successful. The ambition and competitive drive I have learned through perseverance will carry with me in the classroom, on my college football field and in my professional career. These character traits are only possible through effective time management. We are given a short amount of time to reach our goals each day. I believe I must make the most out of every single day. These traits have shaped me into an ambitious, optimistic, self -motivated, compassionate person. My positive traits are evident at home, at school and in my community. I view every day as an opportunity to be a great student-athlete, a positive community member and a respected role-model in my chosen profession. I attribute this attitude to athletics and academics.


Will Schwartz, Darlington High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Football Sectional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 10, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Basketball – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Basketball – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Class Officer – 4 (President; Secretary)

Student Council – 4 (Vice-President)

National Honor Society – 2

Letterman’s Club – 4

Spanish Club – 3

LEAD – 4 (core team member)

SWAL Leadership Conf – 4

DHS Drama Production – 3

Math Team – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Dare Role Model; Badger Boys State Representative; Trees for Tomorrow; Participant Honor Roll; Fall Festival Community Halloween Party; Volunteer Cinco de Mayo; Volunteer Food Pantry Worker; Lafayette Manor Bingo Volunteer; Blood Drive Volunteer; Highway Cleanup Volunteer; Optimist Club Volunteer; Tri-Star Basketball Skills Volunteer;


Essay

Academics and athletics have taught me many valuable lessons that I will use in the future, but the most important include responsibility and teamwork. As an athlete and student, there are many requirements that must be met such as studying for tests and getting homework done. If these requirements are not met, there are consequences, and being in athletics has taught me to be a responsible young adult because I had to meet these standards and use good time management skills. However, academics has taught me to be even more responsible because it will have a huge impact on my future. All throughout high school, I have been disciplined in the classroom because of athletics and my future goals of attending college. This has made me into a responsible, trustworthy person. Being involved in athletics has taught me to be a good teammate. In order to be successful, every member of the team must be on the same page, and I have found that respecting everyone’s opinion and being civil is the best way to be successful. This is also true in school because I often work with other students to learn, and I always treat them with respect because I have discovered how to be successful by being a good teammate. Moving forward, I will continue to interact with others, and these attributes I have gained will be very valuable. Because of my experiences as a full time student athlete, I am prepared to have a successful future.


Division 4


Caiden Haake, Pepin High School – 3.91 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9

Track & Field – 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 11

Track & Field State Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 10, 11

Football Sectional Champion – 10, 11

Basketball Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 3

Basketball – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

FootballOFF – 1

FootballDEF – 2

Basketball – 1

Track & Field – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Class Officer – 4 (President)

Student Council – 3

Essay

My high school experience has been absolutely incredible. During high school, I have learned an innumerable amount of lessons that will help me later in life. My time at Pepin High has been crucial in the process of my development as a person. An extremely important lesson I have learned in high school is that failure is chance to improve. Classroom struggles and tough losses have given me the opportunity to face and overcome failures. All of the challenges of high school have driven me to better myself. In life, I know I will encounter many challenges every day, but high school has shown me the importance of persistence and overcoming adversity. Another important lesson that high school taught me is that relationships matter. High school and high school sports have given me the opportunity to connect with hundreds of people. I have learned the importance of gaining trust and respect from the people around you. Creating close relationships and having a positive effect on other people are things I will strive to do my whole life. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that in any situation, hard work pays off. The more you put into something, the more you get out of it. This is very evident in the classroom. Any student who studies and takes every chance to learn and do more will excel. Hard work also pays off on the athletic stage. Lifting weights and improving your game translates to athletic success. Hard work turning to success in high school parallels the extremely true concept of hard work turning into success in life. My personal high school experience has given me the opportunity to learn many valuable lessons. Not only has this knowledge helped me grow as a person over the last four years, but it will shape and define me for the rest of my life.


Anthony Hendrickson, Pecatonica High School – 3.90 GPA


Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11


Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 10

Basketball Regional Champion – 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 10, 11

Baseball Regional Champion – 11


Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 3

Basketball – 3

Baseball – 3


Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Basketball – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Freshman & Sophomore Council – 2 (President)

Student Council – 2

National Honor Society – 2

Math Meet – 3

Civic & Community Activities

Volunteered for Community Church Festivals; Volunteered for Youth Sporting Events; Highway Clean-Ups; Volunteered time at the nursing home; Teacher’s Aide at the Middle School; Working one –on-one with students.

Essay

High School Academics and Athletics have taught me respectfulness, sportsmanship, leadership, and don’t ever take anything for granted because you never know when you could come upon a season ending injury. Through sports and academics, you learn communication skills that you don’t just gain through everyday life and are things you have to physically go out and experience to achieve them in your lifetime. Communication and leadership have been a huge part of being successful throughout my high school career. No matter what game you are playing whether that be baseball, football, basketball, you must respect the sport you are playing. If you don’t have any respect for the game you are playing and aren’t passionate about the things you do, then why are you even playing them in the first place? Along with respecting the game you love, I have learned and demonstrated many positive things of sportsmanship towards other teams, coaches, and school districts. Throughout everything that academics and athletics have taught me, I think one of the key aspects to take away from it all is to take nothing for granted because you never know when your career could be over. Even if you don’t have a season ending injury, you only have four years in high school athletics and although four years may seem like a long time it really isn’t that long when things start rolling. Academics and athletics have taught me a ton and are things I wouldn’t learn or experience anywhere else.


Sawyer Rosner, Phelps, High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Soccer – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Cross Country – 11

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Regional Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Basketball – 3

Baseball – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Soccer – 1

Basketball – 2

Baseball – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Council – 4 (President, Secretary)

Class Officer – 4 (President)

National Honor Society – 2

YMCA Teen Character – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Student Council Highway Clean Up; Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser); Volunteer at slow pitch tournament; volunteered at Old Timers Tournament; Volunteered at elementary basketball camps and tournaments.

Essay

My success in academics and extracurricular activities has shaped me into the person I am today. It has allowed to be a grow into a leader in my school and my community. The greatest lesson I have ever learned is that you won't gain anything without putting your head down and working hard. In middle school, I as lackadaisical. I just wanted to get done with my work, whether it be at basketball practice or working on a homework assignment. I was a good student and good athlete, but nothing more. As I got my first job the summer before my freshman year, I learned what it takes to make money and support yourself in the real world. Although I am dependent on my parents, this job showed me how hard it could be for some people to make a living. Since then, I have gone the extra step pushing myself in school and athletics. I put in endless time in the gym while also reading, and studying for my classes. Over the course of my four years in high school, I held a 4.0 GPA while captaining both basketball and soccer teams to success that our school and community hasn't seen in decades. With the help of my teammates, my mentors, my teachers, and my parents, I realized how fulfilling the profits of hard work could be. This lesson taught me that if I put my time, and my effort into a task, I could accomplish amazing things.



Logan Scoville, De Soto High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling Conference Champion – 12

Wrestling Regional Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Wrestling – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Biology Club – 3

Student Activity Council – 3

Band – 4

National Honor Society – 2

4-H – 4

Essay

The greatest lesson I have learned from my high school academic and athletic experiences that will help me later in life is that I have to learn to get along with people I may not like or agree with. Throughout high school I have had to deal with people I don’t like whether it was a coach, a teammate, or a group member on a project. Having to deal with these people has taught me that I may not always like who I get put with, but I am going to have to work with them if I want to get things done the way I want. I can’t quit a sport or not finish a project due to the fact that I may not like someone in the group. This will help me later in life when I have a job or am associating with people I don’t know. I believe sports and academics have taught me a lot over the years, but the most important thing is that I won’t like everyone I meet. High school has also taught me I don’t have to like them or be friends with them, I only need to tolerate them. If can tolerate people I don’t agree with then I can still work effectively with them.

Facebook    Twitter    YouTube    RSS

Wisconsin Interscholastic
Athletic Association
5516 Vern Holmes Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54482-8833
Phone (715) 344-8580
Fax (715) 344-4241
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM