Edmonds School District tips its hat to top scholar-athletes, coaches, community members

Edmonds School District Athletic Director Jan Beglau presents the 2012 Athletic Director Award to Marla Miller, Executive Director of Business and Operations. (Photos by Char Blankenship)

Each year, the Edmonds School District recognizes its multi-sport graduating senior athletes who also are outstanding scholars, along with the coaches and community members who support them.

Those honored at the 11th annual Scholar-Athlete and Coach/Community Recognition Banquet at Edmonds-Woodway High School Wednesday night included 17 athletes described as leaders on and off the field, with impressive grade point averages and even more impressive career aspirations.

Coaches and community members each received a night’s stay at the La Connor Channel Lodge and a gift certificate to Anthony’s Home Port restaurant.  Students were presented with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000.

In addition, District Athletic Director Jan Beglau gave the 2012 Athletic Director award to Marla Miller, the district’s Executive Director of Business and Operations who is leaving Edmonds for a job as deputy superintendent in the Shoreline School District. Beglau credited Miller for her tireless efforts to advocate for school sports facilities, including developing partnerships and finding funding to build artificial turf fields.

The Mountlake Terrace honorees are as follows:

SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

Stuart Milner with MTHS Athletic Director Kim Stewart (Photos by Char Blankenship)

Stuart Milner
Sports: Tennis, swim, basketball, track & field
College: University of Puget Sound
Major: Pre-med for cranofacial surgery
GPA: 3.5
Parents: Greg & Cathy Milner
Scholarship: $3,000

Kelsey O’Neill

Kelsey O’Neill
Sports: Cross country, track & field
College: University of Washington
Major: Biology or medical anthropology
GPA: 3.99
Parents: Patrick & Korryn O’Neill
Scholarship: $1,250

Ben Pierson
Sports: Cross country, swim, track & field
College: Seattle Pacific University
Major: Food & nutritional sciences
GPA: 3.78
Parents: Mark & Leslie Pierson
Scholarship: $1,000

Brianne Rhodes
Sports: Cross country, track & field
College: Edmonds Community College/university
Major: Early childhood education
GPA: 3.825
Parents: Craig & Ruth Rhodes
Scholarship: $1,000

COACH

Greg Wirtz (Photos courtesy Edmonds School District)

Greg Wirtz, JV Boys Basketball Coach

Melissa Reid

Kellie Watson

COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Melissa Reid and Kellie Watson of the Mountlake Terrace Sports Booster Club

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