Final Announcement for 2022-23 MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards | Michigan High School Athletic Association

The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2022-23 school year, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, have been announced.

The program, in its 34th year, has recognized student athletes since the 1989-90 school year and this winter will honor 32 individuals from MHSAA schools who participate in at least one sports that the Association sponsors a post-season game.

Farm Insurance Agency hosts the Scholar-Athlete Awards and will award a $2,000 scholarship to each individual. Since the program’s inception, 896 scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarships will be awarded according to school classification, with 12 scholarships awarded to Class A student-athletes, six women and six men; eight scholarships will be awarded to Class B students, four female and four male; six scholarships will be awarded to Class C student-athletes, three women and three men; and four scholarships will be given to Class D-athletes, two women and two men. In addition, two scholarships will be awarded to multiple recipients, regardless of major.

All MHSAA high schools can submit multiple applications if there are scholarships available in its classification and there can be more than one decision. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood has four finalists and Kalamazoo Loy Norrix and Midland Dow have three each this year. Twelve schools have two graduations: Ada Forest Hills Eastern, Cass City, Fenton, Hillsdale Academy, Holland, Holland Christian, Milford, Negaunee, Northville, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, South Lyon East, and Tecumseh.

Participating in many sports remains a trend among applicants. The average participation in the games of the finalists is 2.88. There are 74 plus three players to join the final field, and all but two of the 28 games which represents the MHSAA sponsors tournament finals.

Of the 421 schools that sent applicants, 25 were given the maximum to be admitted. This year, 1,440 applications were received. All applicants will be presented with certificates to commemorate their achievement. Additional Student-Athlete Information, including a complete list of scholarship nominees, can be found on Disciple-Player page.

Applications were judged by a committee of 65 members of teachers, counselors, school representatives, administrators and board members from MHSAA member schools. The selection of the 32 scholarship recipients will be made in early February. Class C and D scholarships will be announced Feb. 7, Class B scholarship will be announced Feb. 14 and Class A scholarships will be announced Feb. 21. All announcements will be made on the MHSAA Website.

To be eligible for the award, students must have a grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and have previously won a varsity letter in at least one sport. the MHSAA sponsors a postseason game. Students were also asked to answer a series of short essay questions, submit two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the importance of sports in academic athletics.

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The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit organization serving more than 1,500 public and private high schools and middle/high schools. exists to develop standard rules for game play and competitions. There is no government funding or funding to support the MHSAA, the first association in the country to accept no membership fees or entry fees. tours from schools. Member schools that enforce these rules are allowed to participate in MHSAA games, which attract more than 1.3 million spectators each year.

2022-23 Student-Athlete Award Finals

TEFine Class A
Daria Igonin, Belleville
Ella Blank, Birmingham Groves
Ella Thomas, Brownstown Woodhaven
Keira Tolmie, Clarkston
Nora Chamas, Dear
Miryam El-Saghir, Dearborn Edsel Ford
Abigail Frushour, DeWitt
Rachel Williamson, East Grand Rapids
Naomi Sowa, East Lansing
Adrienne Staib, Fenton
Abigail Cumings, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central
Ella Eitniear, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills
Sophia Borowski, North Grosse Pointe
Eva Whiteman, Holland
Anna Dunfee, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Wendy Miedema, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Colleen Blackwood, Linden
Kathleen Doneth, Mason
Caroline Colt, Milford
Leah Merriam, Milford
Sophia Hekkema, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer
Jane Barnett, Royal Oak
Kate Mazur, South East Lyon
Amyla Eberhart, Southeast Lyon

Class Boys A
Henry Jackson, Bloomfield Hills
Connor Anderson, Cadillac
Isaac David Clark, Caledonia
Braylen Himmelein, Davison
Nathan Katic, Fenton
Isaac Postema, Grand Haven
Ryan Lee, Grand Rapids Forest Hills North
Brayden Ryan LaCroix, Grandville
Brendan Downey, Grosse Pointe South
James R. Baer, ​​Holland
Treyton William Carr, Hudsonville
James Rocco, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
James Patterson Jr., Lake Orion
Shubhan Nagarkar, Midland Dow
Danny Safadi, Midland Dow
Jack Bakus, Midland Dow
Gavyn Stout, Muskegon Mona Shores
Abhinav Attaluri, Northville
David Whitaker, Northville
Samuel Gibson, Plainwell
Harsimmer Sohi, Portage Central
Shane Pitcher, Saline
Ian Robertson, Traverse City West
Trevor Wallar, West Zealand

Devin Johnston, Almont
Rylie Haist, Big Rapids
Jordan Richie, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
Anna Smith, Clawson
Carney Salo, Escanaba
Ella Wagner, Essexville Garber
Lauren Harrold, Flint Powers Catholic
Tiffany Keller, Frankenmuth
Ainsley VandenBrink, Holland Christian
Claire Phillips, Houghton
Elaine Bortolini, Kingsford
Matelyn Midkiff, Midland Bullock Creek
Rachel Niskanen, Negaunee
Molly McNitt, Paw Paw
Chesney Wilke, Tecumseh
Allison Tate, Whitehall

Boy Class B
Sreejay Ramakrishnan, Ada Forest Hills East
Jacob Pallo, Ada Forest Hills East
Aiden Eric Smith, Adrian
Evan Jose Evans, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
John Kersh, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
Nathan Hooker, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
Jacob Fenbert, Dundee
Michael App, Grand Rapids Catholic Central
James Oosterhouse, Holland Christian
Matthew Bowman, Milan
Philip Nelson, Negaunee
Grant H. Harkness, Newaygo
Nicholas Liparoto, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Isaiah Pelc, Portland
Aldo Barba, Tecumseh
Camden Johncheck, Williamston

Tailor Onstott, Beal City
Saylar Cuthrell, Cass City
Kylie McGrath, Cass City
Claire Scholten, Charlevoix
Ruby Sierer, Clinton
Quinn Watts, Fowler
Danni Swihart, Hanover-Horton
Aziza Burgoon, Iron Mountain
Abigail Meyer, Marlette
Alaina Andrews, Ottawa Lake Whiteford
Laina Harger, St. Charles
Samantha Dietz, Watervliet

Boys Class C
Logan Pflug, Cassopolis
Seth Vanderwest, Kent City
Ethan Green, Kingston
Andrew Mleczko, Madison Heights Bishop Foley
Grant Mason, Manist
Blake O’Connor, Maple City Glen Lake
Brock Murphy, Menominee
Riley DeSarbo, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
Ty Kohlmann, New Lothrop
Noah Etnyre, Plymouth Christian Academy
Brennan Cannaday, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic
Dirk Rierson, Unionville-Sebewaing

Kylie Quist, Athens
Cassandra Lynn Waldi, Chesterfield Austin Catholic
Megan Roberts, Hillsdale Academy
Emma Case, Kinde North Huron
Monique Brisson, Munising
Makennah Watila, Ontonagon
Gabriella Wenzel, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Macey Springer, Three Oaks River Valley

Boys Class D
Ryan McDonell, Bay City All Saints
Luke Walker, Clarkston Everest Collegiate
Amos Norland, Dollar Bay
Brody Appelgren, Hillman
Caleb Diener, Hillsdale Academy
Matthew Zammit, Marine City Cardinal Mooney
James Blackburn, Martin
Caleb Munson, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary

FIGURE A group including 27 of last season’s 32 MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award winners pose for a group photo during the luncheon at the Breslin Center.

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