Area Athletes Recognized as MHSAA Scholar Athletes

This past weekend at the high school boys basketball state finals in East Lansing, 32 student-athletes were honored with $1,000 college scholarships from the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Clare’s Jasmine Harper, Benzie Central’s Brayden Huddleston and Big Rapids’ Tait Morrissey were three area students from Class B schools honored, while Mason County Central’s Jacob Shoop, Pentwater’s Grace Alvesteffer and Central Lake’s Elijah Newton were honored as Class C-D winners.

Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, 32 individuals from Class A-D schools will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded to 12 student-athletes from Class A, eight from Class B, six from Class C and four from Class D.

To be eligible for the scholarship, student-athletes must have a grade point average of 3.50 and have previously won a varsity letter in at least one sport that has an MHSAA sponsored postseason tournament. Scholarship recipients will be announced in February, with winners being recognized during halftime of the Class C boys basketball final on March 25.