Eight CHS Students were awarded for Volleyball Academic All State.
Seniors: Emory Biggs, Baylee Beard, Claire Bennett, Elly Crum, Hannah Danielson, Nealia Toedebusch and Sophomores: Katie Carrico and Morgan Ross were awarded this honor.
This award is given to athletes earning a 3.6 cumulative GPA or higher over the entirety of their athletic career. Athletes must also have competed at the varsity level for at least 75% of all games.
The volleyball girls feel very accomplished and proud. Toedebusch said she has high expectations that she sets for herself throughout the year to gain this award. Multiple girls said their parents were their main inspiration to get good enough grades to achieve this honor.
Additionally eleven cross country athletes were awarded this title as well. The qualifications for Academic All State for cross country are a little different. Athletes must be nominated by their head coach who must be a current member of Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA). The athlete must have competed in a state series meet. Districts, Sectionals and State satisfy this requirement. The athlete must also meet one of the following criteria: score 25 or higher on the ACT, 1150 or higher on the SAT, or 3.6 cumulative GPA at the end of the fall semester. Out of the fourteen athletes that competed in state, districts or sectional eleven of them met at least one of the three academic criterias. The athletes are: Freshmen: Dryst Bostick, JR Lesher, Carter Moss, Sophomores: Eli Hill, Rohan Holiman, Shelby Lewis, Rylee Palmer, Juniors: Jozelynn Bostick, Gretchen Marriott, Annie Robinson and Senior, Taylor Carrico. Carrico says her grades have always been very important to her, and it is often difficult to balance school work with all of the extracurricular activities that she is involved in. “ I feel a sense of accomplishment that I was able to maintain the grades that I did, while also still being able to participate in the sport that I really enjoyed.” said Carrico.