In its 55th year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete program honors one student from every area school, a requirement being that they participate in athletics and excel in the classroom.
The Scholar Athlete Program was the brainchild of Hall of Fame Baseball Writer Bob Broeg in 1965. Broeg wanted to honor high school seniors whose success was not only on the field, court or ice rink — but students who excelled in the classroom as well.
These are young men and women who lettered in at least one varsity sport, are in the top 25 percent of their graduating class and are in good standing at their respective high schools.
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Lauren Swindle never intended to play four varsity sports her senior year at Trinity.
Matthew Langston first picked up the bug while pretending to be dead.
Jonah James is a throwback.
NEW HAVEN — Emma McIntyre likes to step outside her sprawling farmland in Franklin County and glance around.
Grandview High senior Megan Jones didn’t hesitate to venture into the family business.
A special section recognizing the 55th edition of Post-Dispatch Scholar Athletes publishes Thursday, May 20.
HIGHLAND, Ill. — The stillness of the water is only disturbed by the sound of a boat.
Watch as high school sports reporter David Kvidahl and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete roundtable discuss the highs and lows of la…