Throughout the course of this school year, we have been selecting scholar athletes from high schools all around the Puget Sound area who have set themselves apart from their competition as outstanding athletes and more importantly, outstanding students. Each day this week we will be recapping the six of this year’s scholar athletes. Today is the second installment.
Ian Anderson, Kentridge High School: Ian is a three sport athlete who has managed to maintain a 3.95 GPA. In the fields of football, baseball, and basketball, Ian has received the Dedication Award, National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, and Rotary Top 25 student. Says Principle Mike Abrecht, “He’s always got a positive attitude… always looking for ways to make Kentridge a better place.”
Kyra Lindstrom, Sammamish High School: Kyra’s work ethic both on and off the soccer field. Named to the 1st team all KingCo and has been named the Valedictorian at Sammamish High School. “Her play, attitude and overall personality are recognized by many. She is very well liked and respected by her teammates,” says Athletic Director Pat McCarthy.
Kenney Krotzer, Auburn Riverside High School: Kenny has simply out ran the competition on the track and the trail for Auburn Riverside’s track and cross country teams. He had the second fastest time for the 1600 meter race at the 2009 State Competition. He has received the WIAA Outstanding Academic Award for 4.0 and was a South Puget Sound League Champion for 2009. “Kenny’s leadership, charisma, and work ethic emerges the most when he is presented with a challenge,” says cross country coach Bill Sumner
Betsy Kingma, Newport High School: Since her freshman year, Betsy has tearing up the competition on the basketball court. She finished with high school career with over 1,500 points and 500 rebounds, averaging 19.3 points per game in the 2009/2010 season. She was nominated as a McDonald’s All American and Seattle Times First All State. “Betsy Kingma will finish her career as one of, if not, the best basketball players in Newport girls basketball history,” says coach Travis Whitaker.
Jack Ryan, O’Dea High School: Jack has been playing at the highest competitive level for youth his age in the entire country with the US Soccer Federation Development Academy, and it has paid off. Coupled with his stellar 3.68 GPA and, Jack’s stellar play on the soccer field have earned him a scholarship to play soccer at the Stanford University. “He is a leader, a loyal friend, an amazing son and an accomplished athlete and student,” says his father John Ryan.
Lisa Broadstone, West Seattle High School: Lisa has been an all around leader at West Seattle High School. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while making it to districts in gymnastics this year, was a lead in the school musical, played a crucial role on women’s soccer team, and volunteered her time to help paint the school parking lot to promote school spirit. ” She is such a genuine and selfless person and does so much for others, it is an inspiration,” says Soccer Coach Kevin Fieser.