St. Philip High School senior Kevin Greenman has been selected among 10 students from Class C and D member schools to receive a scholarship through the Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award program.
Greenman has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship, and was selected as one of the two Class D boys recipients. A total of 1,584 applications were submitted from 406 schools across all divisions.
Greenman will be among the recipients honored during halftime ceremonies of the Class C boys’ basketball Final on March 28 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
A three-sport athlete, Greenman played four years of varsity football, three of varsity basketball and will run his fourth track and field varsity season this spring. He’s captained all three teams, including the football and track and field teams for three years, where he has earned all-conference honors. He helped the Tigers’ football team to the 8-Player Regional Finals for three seasons; the basketball team to league and regional titles and the track and field team to a league title while qualifying for the MHSAA Division 4 Finals in two events.
Greenman is participating for second year as part of the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s Youth Alliance Committee and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society. He plans to study materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan.
As part of his winning essay, Greenman said, “I discovered personal meaning behind the old adage, ‘Winning isn’t everything.’ … In all that I do, I must respect what I am doing, respect everyone around me and remember that success is not all about winning.”
Joining Greenman among the Class D Scholar-Athlete Award honorees are: Margo Brown of St. Ignace; Travis McCormick of Mason County Eastern; and Rachelle Trafford of Lansing Christian.
Class B scholarship recipients will be announced Feb. 10, and Class A scholarship recipients will be announced Feb. 17. Locals up for those awards include Lakeview’s Jacob Herbers (Boys Class A), Harper Creek’s Kendall Latshaw (Girls Class B), Gull Lake’s Cydney Martell (Girls Class A), Marshall’s Tyler Horn (Boys Class B) and Coldwater’s Shelby Bowers (Girls Class B).
Wrestling league meets on tap for Saturday
The Feb. 18 Michigan High School Athletic Association Wrestling Teamare fast approaching, but first area teams will have a chance to assert themselves in conference action with league meets scheduled for Saturday.
The Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference will be held at Portage Northern, featuring local schools Battle Creek Central,and Gull Lake.
The Interstate Eight Conference will hold its inaugural wrestling tournament atWestern, featuring area schools Harper Creek, , and Marshall.
The Big Eight Conference Meet will be at Quincy, which will host fellow locals Athens, Homer and Union City.
Bronson and Colon will travel tofor the inaugural B-C-S Conference Meet; the /Martin co-op will be at the Southwestern Athletic Conference Meet; Kellogg and will compete in the final KVA Meet at Parchment; and Maple Valley and will compete at the inaugural Greater Lansing Athletic Conference Meet at Lakewood.