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St. Louis Sports Commission awards scholarships to 5 local students

The organization grants $20,000 to student-athletes that exemplify class and good character.
Credit: St. Louis Sports Foundation

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – recognize high school seniors from the region every year who show outstanding sportsmanship.

The committee selected five seniors from the St. Louis area for the respect and compassion they all consistently displayed during their seasons.

Macie Farrier who is attending Maryville University, received $10,000 for her basketball and track and field career at Fort Zumwalt East.

Ben Cummings out of John Burroughs received a $4,000 scholarship and will attend the University of Wisconsin.

Arielle Adams was awarded $2,000 after graduating from Hazelwood Central High School and will continue her education at Southeast Missouri State University.

Shea Luby from Hillsboro High School received $2,000 to study at Central Methodist University next fall.

And Jalen White, graduating from St. Louis University High School also received $2,000 to attend Morehouse College.

The Sports Commission Associates created the Sportsmanship Scholarship in 2009 to recognize and reward local high school seniors for their integrity, selflessness and compassion in athletics. The program has awarded a total of $112,500 to 36 college-bound students.

The group organized two fundraisers benefiting the scholarship: a sand volleyball tournament on Saturday, June 8 at Wave Taco and a Trivia Night on Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. Louis University High School.

For more information on the St. Louis Sports Commission or to register for these events, visit their website.

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