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Well-rounded group represents Nevada's very best

By: One Nevada Credit Union / 16 Jun 2020
Well-rounded group represents Nevada's very best

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) and One Nevada Credit Union awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to Nevada student-athletes for the NIAA / One Nevada Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year Awards.

The Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year award is given to the Silver State's top high school athletes who exemplify total school and community involvement.

The annual northern Nevada and southern Nevada awards banquets have been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the winners will still be presented with a $1,000 scholarship and special commemorative program at special presentations throughout the state later this month.

"We're proud to celebrate these student-athletes for their outstanding achievements," said Paul Parrish, One Nevada President and CEO. "It's profoundly unfortunate that many student-athletes missed out on their last sports season. Still, we're inspired by their perseverance to continue being outstanding students while giving back to their communities. That's why we're so pleased to award each of them a college scholarship in support of their education journey."

Each school is requested to submit applications for male and female student-athletes. All candidates must be seniors. The general categories of consideration include:

  • Scholastic Achievement
    (Class rank, grade point averages, number of semesters on the honor roll, number of honors/AP classes taken and ACT/SAT scores)
  • Overall Sports Participation
    (Number of varsity sports, number of varsity letters and individual and team athletic achievements)
  • Other Contributions
    (School activities and community service accomplishments)
  • A student essay
  • Letters of recommendation

The Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year in both Northern and Southern Nevada, as selected by a panel of judges, are then honored and recognized with a $1,000 scholarship from the NIAA and One Nevada Credit Union.

For more information about the student-athlete scholars download the e-book below.

Northern Nevada Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year
Celeste Condie Fernley High School    Fernley
Jesus Gonzalez West Wendover High School  West Wendover
Jefferson Guthrie Spring Creek High School Spring Creek
Gabriela Haag  Reed High School    Sparks
Melissa Lackore   Smith Valley High School  Smith Valley
Tommy McCormick Churchill County High School Fallon
Lauren Muff Galena High School  Reno
Donovan Ratfield  Wooster High School           Reno
Ashby Trotter  Churchill County High School Fallon
Drue Worthen  Reno High School Reno
Southern Nevada Top Ten Student-Athletes of the Year
Taylor Bair Foothill High School Henderson
Gabriel Belt  Needles High School Needles, CA
Zachary Billot       Spring Valley High School Las Vegas
Russell Bodily    Moapa Valley High School Overton
Ladd Cox   Boulder City High School Boulder City
Jenifer Thanh Do  Spring Valley High School  Las Vegas
Nathalie Lagamayo Virgin Valley High School Mesquite
Grant Odegard   Pahrump Valley High School Pahrump
Vanessa Sanchez   Chaparral High School  Las Vegas
Sadie Soderborg  Lincoln County High School  Panaca

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