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February 16, 2010

TRHS student among eight Class B Scholar-Athlete Award Scholarship recipients

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Daniel Hartsig of Three Rivers is among eight student-athletes from Michigan High School Athletic Association Class B member schools selected to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

Farm Bureau Insurance, in its 21st year of sponsoring the award, will give a $1,000 college scholarship to 32 individuals who represent their member school in at least one sport in which the Association sponsors a post-season tournament.  The first 30 scholarships are awarded proportionately by school classification and the number of student-athletes involved in those classes; and there are two at-large honorees which can come from any classification.

Hartsig was awarded three letters in football and baseball, and one in basketball.  His honors and achievements include the following:  All-conference first team junior and senior year in football, All-state honorable mention senior year in football, Captain of the football and baseball teams junior and senior year, academic all-state junior year for baseball, member of the National Honor Society junior and senior year, chosen to attend MHSAA Captain’s Clinic in 2008, and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

Hartsig plans to study engineering in college.

Other Class B Scholar-Athlete Award honorees are:  Alexandra Annese, Whitehall; Natalia Collins, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard; Frank Liesman, Lansing Catholic; Kari Paine, Manistee; Andrew Sauser, Caro; Emily Tjapkes, Shelby; and Joseph Robert White II, Jackson Lumen Christi.

Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremonies of the Class C Boys Basketball final game at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing on March 27. Commemorative medallions will be given to other finalists in recognition of their accomplishments.

Source:  News release from Michigan High School Athletic Association


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