Lake Chelan High School
Eastmont High School
NCW Sports Awards Announces 2017 Scholar Athlete Honorees
The NCW Sports Awards organization is proud to announce our 2017 Scholar Athlete Awards recipients. Both outstanding student athletes will receive $1,500 scholarships at the NCW Sports Awards & WVC Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Town Toyota Center on June 6.
Each year a committee of Wenatchee North Rotarians selects one female and one male student athlete to honor at our annual banquet and awards ceremony. This year we’re honoring Eastmont High School student Kalea Bokma and Henry Elsner from Lake Chelan High School.
Kalea will graduate from Eastmont High School and plans to attend Wenatchee Valley College. Kalea was a captain in soccer, basketball and track earning 11 athletic Varsity Letters. She earned a Varsity Letter for Community Service, was a member of the Eastmont Senate, and volunteered for cleanup work after the Carlton Complex Fire. Her essay described learning how not to blame others for the failures of a school team and how this fed her resolve to be as fine a servant leader to teammates and community as possible. Congratulations Kalea!
Henry will graduate from Chelan High School and plans to attend California Polytech State University. Henry earned a National Merit Scholar Commendation and already has 39 college credits. He was a captain of the cross country team and played tennis and basketball. He was the student liaison representative on the school board, president of the Interact Club and Honor Society to mention only some of his school and community service activities. His essay described what he learned from an athletic failure and how this led him to research, plan and execute with determination a detailed training plan which achieved his goal in the following year. Congratulations Henry!
Both scholar athletes are 4.0 GPA valedictorians who took on an advanced and challenging curriculum across the spectrum from fine arts via humanities to the sciences to which they added their other outstanding activities. These scholarships are awarded to the students who best represent through achievements in academics and sports what it means to be a scholar and an athlete and whose contributions to school and community fit the spirit of the Rotary Motto “Service above Self”. Candidates from 14 of the 26 schools in NCW applied and this year’s applicant pool was of exceptionally high standard.