In its 53rd 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 Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete event at Busch Stadium is Thursday, May 9.

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. 

Join us in applauding this year's 161 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athletes. The recipients are honored in Thursday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch at stlhighschoolsports.com and at a pre-game reception at the St. Louis Cardinals game. They will then enjoy the game with family and friends. 

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