Memorial Foundation names Scholar Athletes of the Week for February 19
High School seniors Gabriella Southworth from Gibault Catholic High School and Isaiah May from Belleville East High School were chosen as Memorial Foundation’s Scholar Athletes of the week of February 19.
The scholar athlete program, sponsored by Memorial Foundation in cooperation with Memorial Rehab and Sports Medicine and Memorial Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine recognizes one male and one female senior scholar athlete from a high school in Memorial’s primary and selected secondary service area. The weekly award winners from September 2017 through April 2018 will be eligible for one of two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in May 2018.
Nominated by her dance team coach, Erin Allen, Gabriella has a 4.0 GPA and is the captain of the varsity dance team. She is a 2018 Illinois State Scholar and member of the National Honor Society. She has tutored students and volunteered at Human Support Services in Waterloo.
Isaiah was nominated by his sister, Alexis Wilson, has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the varsity basketball team. He received the Chic-Fil-A All Academic Scholar Award and is on the Belleville East Honor Roll. He has volunteered at the Food Bank of St. Louis; St. Louis Crisis Nursery; several nursing homes and homeless shelters.