Davis Law Group’s 2012 Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet

The beautiful views of the Seattle skyline could not have better complemented the environment of the banquet room on the 75th floor of the Columbia Center on May 17th.

The 88 guests that filled the banquet hall enjoyed fine dining and refreshments while they honored the 32 individuals who were awarded Scholar Athlete of the Week throughout the 2011-2012 school year. In addition, they awaited the presentation of the Scholar Athlete of the Year awards, which would be presented to two individuals – one male and one female – that were carefully selected by the Davis Law Group.

Athletes and guests arrived at approximately 6 p.m. and were welcomed with refreshments, including a variety of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Dinner was served at 7 p.m., followed by the introductory speech by Q13 Fox anchor Bill Wixey, introduced Chris Davis, founder of the Davis Law Group.

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Mr. Davis gave a quick speech in which he commended the athletes for their hard work and dedication, as well as the parents for their support of their children’s athletic achievements. The keynote speaker for the evening was Taylor Graham, a former defender and current manager of business operations for the Seattle Sounders FC, who assured the athletes that they are “on the right track.” Graham, who has overcome a number of his own obstacles in both athletics and academics, provided one final lesson for the evening to the athletes: “control the controllables.”

Following Graham’s speech, Mr. Davis and Mr. Wixey announced the Scholar Athlete of the Year awards, which were presented to Keith Shattuck and Victoria Zellerhoff. Both student-athletes demonstrated tremendous success in academics and athletics alike, and were also very actively involved in serving their local communities.

The evening came to a close with dessert, followed by a photo and autograph session with the celebrity guests. Mr. Graham and Mr. Wixey gave tremendous inspirational speeches to the audience, and we were honored to have him as our guest.

We hope that the athletes enjoyed being a part of the third annual Scholar Athlete Program. The Davis Law Group is dedicated to honoring those who strive to excel in both athletics and academics and we look forward to continue rewarding the deserving student-athletes in the Seattle area for years to come.

Scholar Athlete of the Year Winners

Keith Shattuck

IMG 3695 Davis Law Group’s 2012 Scholar Athlete Awards BanquetVarsity Basketball Player, two-year captain. Keith is dedicated to enriching the lives of others around him. Averaged near 10 points per game in 2012 and earned All-Wesco 3A Second Team Honors. Keith is well-known for his dedication to community service, as he is very active in programs such as Young Life, Act 4 and Courts for Kids. Shorecrest basketball team finished 17-8 overall in 2012. 3.86 GPA.

Quotes

“Through working with Keith on improving his basketball skills for the past four years, I can easily say that Keith is an extraordinary young man. He is a focused and diligent worker, and is also a selfless and compassionate individual who truly cares about the people in his life.” – Josh Martinez, Trainer/Mentor

“Keith is an excellent student and a great leader. He has achieved high marks in the classroom and takes a lead role in school activities and competitions. He regularly volunteers for youth programs and exudes character and dependability.” – Brian Fischer, Coach

Sports and Stats

Basketball

  • Team captain junior and senior year
  • Team finished 2nd in Wesco 3A Conference with record of 17-8
  • Lead team in three-point shooting with 36% in 2012
  • Lead team in free-throw percentage with 75% in 2012
  • Averaged 10 points/game and 3.5 rebounds/game.

“His stats would have been higher if he hadn’t started the year off with an injury.” – Coach Brian Fischer

Awards

  • 2nd team all-conference in 2012
  • Paul Robertson Athletic Scholar Award
  • Rotary Student of the Month
  • Member of Homecoming Court
  • President’s Award for 175 hours of community service in one year

Extracurricular Activities & Community Involvement

  • Young Life
  • Act 4
  • Courts for Kids (Built a basketball court in Costa Rica)

Victoria Zellerhoff

Four-year varsity track and field athlete, 7th in state in 2011, team captain in 2012. Active in school’s National Honor Society for 7 years (80+ hours of community service each year), president in 2011-12 school year. Active tutor, class representative as a freshman. 3.97 GPA and ranked 5th in class, will have completed 8 AP classes by end of senior year.

Quotes

“I have not encountered before such a strong scholar who happens to also be such a strong athlete. Tori is very much a top-tier scholar, athlete, and member of society who will do amazing things as she enters adulthood. She excels tremendously in class and also excels in her athletic performance and contributions as a team member and leader in the sports she plays, both in team and individual sports.” – Erin Thorne, Teacher

“Tori is an outstanding example of a scholar athlete. She is dedicated to her sports but also excels in the classroom. In addition, community service is an important priority for Tori, who has volunteered nearly 250 total hours in the community. She is an excellent example of a student that strives for the best in everything that she does.” – Susanne Font, Career & College Advisor

Sports and Stats

Track & Field

  • 7th in state 3200 meter race in 2011, Distance captain 2010-12, Team Captain 2012
  • Reached District Playoffs in all four years in 1600 and 3200 meter races and in triple jump in 2011

Gymnastics

  • Team Captain 2010-12

Cross Country

  • Finished 12th in state competition in 2011
  • All-State Team, 1st Team All-League, Team MVP

Soccer

  • Played 1 year, team finished 5th in state tournament

Awards

  • Washington Aerospace Scholar
  • Principal’s Advisory Team
  • Most inspirational Award in 2010 for Decatur Gymnastic team
  • Hardest worker award in 2009

Extracurricular Activities & Community Involvement

  • Tutor, National Honor Society
  • 250+ total hours community service in high school
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