Throughout the course of this school year, we have been selecting exceptional student 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 this year’s scholar athletes. Today is the third installment.
Hunter Colegrove, Bonney Lake High School: Hunter is a three sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and running track. He was recognized as a 1st team All League Special Teams player and Honorable Mention Linebacker. In between playing sports, Hunter has managed to maintain a 3.82 GPA and has been accepted into the University of Washington. “Hunter is an amazing young man who exhibits poise, leadership, and maturity, through hard work, dedication, and commitment to be the best that he can be,” says Andrew Sage, Hunter’s science teacher and football coach.
Kelly Sun, Washington High School: While playing tennis and participating in Cheer, Kelly was also taking Running Start classes and managed to still maintain a 4.0 GPA. Next year, she will be enrolling at the University of Washington as a junior. In addition to excelling in school, she is the leader of the communication committee in her church where she oversees the communication between different organizations in the church. “Kelly is not a quitter. When she plays a match, she plays until there is nothing left in her to give” said Tennis Coach Michele Coumbs.
James Kashima, Mercer Island High School: When James finishes high school, he will have earned 11 varsity letters in his three sports; Wrestling, Cross Country, and Soccer. He was awarded the Lion’s Club Outstanding Junior Student of the Year for 2009. In addition to excelling in sports, James is an accomplished oboist in the school band and has maintained a 3.88 GPA. Says, Cross Country Coach Erica Hill, “James always rises to the occasion; he shows integrity; and he leads by example.”
Nicholas Anderson, Lindberg High School: “Nick has been a hard worker and done exemplary work at just about everything he tries,” says Nick’s Foot ball Coach. Nick’s hard work has been clear to see as he has won “Most Inspirational” and “Lineman of the Year” awards. In addition he was chosen as one of Lindberg High School’s most outstanding seniors. After maintaining a GPA of 3.86 Nick has received an academic scholar from BYU.
Sarah Anderegg, Interlake High School: It is no accident that Sarah was recognized as one of the Seattle Times “Difference Makers” for the week for January 17, 2009. ““She is a captain, a leader, and a wonderful asset to our school and basketball program,” says basketball coach Scott Marcum. This year she averaged 21.2 points per game and stayed strong in the classroom by maintaining a GPA 3.63. In addition she has volunteered her time on several occasions, most notably with Washington’s Local Food Relief in 2009.
Molly Boyd, Nathan Hale High School: Nothing will stop Molly, not even an ACL injury. After being a four year starter and being a Captain of Nathan Hale’s women’s soccer team as a junior, she suffered an ACL tear in the heart of recruiting season as a senior. But as University of Washington’s women’s soccer coach said, “Molly’s exceptional talent was the unlikely victim of a bigger and stronger heart.” She has recovered from her injury and coupled with her 3.4 GPA has committed to the University of Washington.