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 fourth installment.
Warren Sadler, Wilson High School : Wilson embodies the meaning of scholar athlete. Named a Tacoma Superintendent Scholar for the class of 2010, is #4 in his class with a GPA of 3.95, and is a member of the National Honors Society. As an athlete, Wilson plays baseball, tennis, and runs cross country. "Warren is a very polite and nice young man with a big heart, a great sense of humor and he truly possesses great leadership ability," says his father, Bruce Sadler.
Corinne Pingul, Mountlake Terrace High School : Corinne has gone above and beyond in both the classroom and in sports. Corinne ranks #1 in her class with a 4.0 GPA and was a National Scholar of the National Young Leaders. On the basketball court, she was the 2008 MVP of her team and won the Sportsmanship Award for Mountlake’s soccer team in 2009. “Others look up to her and know they can always count on Corinne as a teammate and partner,” said Ms. Gaynelle Derr, AP Language and Composition instructor.
Reid Walker, Garfield High School : Reid has torn up the competition in the pool. His team finished in 2nd place and 6th place at State. To go along with the all of his success in the pool, he has worked equally hard in the classroom maintaining a 3.83 GPA which has earned him a spot on University of California, Davis’s swim team next year. Says Language Arts teacher Ms. McCormick of Reid, "Reid is an excellent student who is a wonderful contributor in the classroom.”
Hannah Lilly, Mercer Island High School : "Hannah Lilly is amazing,” says Principal John Harrison, “A near perfect GPA, a talented athlete and wonderful ambassador for youth in general and MIHS in particular.” Hannah has been selected to the all-league KingCo 1st Team twice. For three years she has been the starting point guard for Mercer Island without forgetting the importance of working hard in the classroom, maintaining a GPA of 3.88. Next year Hannah will be a member of the Emory University.
Chris Johnson, Mariner High School : As a senior, Chris served as the captain of the football team at Mariner High School. In between playing football, wrestling, and running track and field, Chris found time to coached Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club basketball for the last two years. In the classroom, Chris has worked hard and kept his GPA at 3.4. “He is a leader by example in the classroom and on the athletic field,” said John Ondriezek, Mariner High School Football Coach.
Lisa Beem, Nathan Hale High School : Lisa has been running past her competition as the captain for the Cross Country team for the last two years. In addition to Cross Country and Track and Field, Lisa has lettered for swimming each of her four years at Nathan Hale. To top it off, she has a GPA of 4.0 and is the editor of The Sentinel, Nathan Hale’s school newspaper. Says Pro-Justice Team of Global Visionaries facilitator, Bryanna Boyd, “She is intellectually curious, enjoys lively discussion, and loves learning,” says Pro-Justice Team of Global Visionaries facilitator.”