In a special ceremony on May 11, eight local high school seniors who participated in the 2015 GO! St. Louis Students on the GO! program were awarded Scholar Athlete awards and a $1,000 scholarship to be used in post-graduate studies. These students not only completed the Students the GO! program this year, but they were required to submit an application detailing their educational accomplishments and community service to receive the college scholarships. A special committee selected the winners among numerous student applications.
Scholar Athlete winners include: Michelle Cummings (Pattonville High),Danielle Hayes (Patttonville High), Stephen He (Parkway Central High), Cassandra Keller (Pattonville High), Minki Kim (Parkway Central), Judah Nixon (McCluer North High), Adrianna Thomas (Gateway STEM High) and Jacob Zak (Mehlville High).
The scholarship program is a component of Students on the GO!, which is a team-based program to engage students in an active and healthy lifestyle year-round. High school students participate in five-months of training to run or walk the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon each April. Students embark on a personal journey of self-discovery where they explore and experience the lifelong benefits of a comprehensive health and fitness program. More than 300 high school students from 12 schools participated in the 2015.
The GO! St. Louis Scholar Athlete program is supported by the Staenberg Family Foundation, Emerson and Missouri Lottery.