Senior Maddy Hall has been selected as this year’s St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete from Silex High School.
This is the 57th year for the Scholar Athlete program, which honors one student from every area school, requiring that they participate in athletics and excel in the classroom. Hall is ranked number one in the Class of 2023 and has played varsity softball, basketball and track for the Lady Owls all four years of her high school career. She will continue her academic career at Truman State University, majoring in Agricultural Science. On the softball field she earned first team All Conference (two years), first-team All District (two years), first-team All Region and second-team All State.
In basketball she has earned All Conference and All District honors as well as being named to the All Tournament Team at the Bowling Green Annual Basketball Tournament. She is a two-time All State athlete in track and field. She is involved in FFA, Student Council, FBLA, National Honor Society and FCA. Maddy is the daughter of Scott & Christy Hall of Silex.
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. (stltoday.com)