JA senior Sydney Hays was recognized October 30 by BankPlus/Blitz 16 as a scholar athlete for 2015-16. WAPT 16 recognizes metro area athletes each week who are strong scholars and also participate in varsity sports. Each winner and the school’s principal or counselor are honored at an end-of-year luncheon sponsored by BankPlus. Look for Sydney’s interview on WAPT in mid-November.
Sydney is an outstanding young lady in the classroom and on the field. She has a 4.0 GPA and a 31 ACT score. Her academic achievements include National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, academic honor student since ninth grade, and 10 Advanced Placement classes with a focus on honors science and math.
She was a starter on the volleyball and soccer teams that both advanced to MAIS state championship play, with volleyball winning the MAIS state championship and being ranked No. 1 in the state in both public and private schools. She also plays fastpitch softball.
Her nomination included the following statement: “Sydney is the type of athlete that is always laughing and smiling on the field. I have no idea how she does it all along with keeping her grades so high in the classroom.”