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Grosse Ile Teen Wins Scholar-Athlete Award

The Michigan High School Athletic Association awarded 32 student-athletes with scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.

A Grosse Ile teen was selected by the Michigan High School Athletic Association to receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Keeton Thayer Ross played numerous sports at Grosse Ile High School including baseball, basketball and football. He received all-conference honors for baseball and football and was an academic all-state athlete for baseball.

Ross is an Eagle Scout, served as vice president and president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter and was president of the German Club. 

He plans on majoring in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences at either Georgia Tech or the University of California-Berkeley.

Here's a quote from an essay Ross wrote when he applied for the scholarship:

“My personal saying before each game is ‘It’s just a game.  Win or lose, life goes on.’ I believe that this saying has helped me to have great sportsmanship throughout my high school career by remembering the big picture behind the games.  Every team works their butts off to try and win games, and because of this, every team deserves respect from the opponent as well as its own team.”

The MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award is presented by Farm Bureau Insurance to 32 individuals who represent their member school in at least one sport in which the association sponsors a postseason tournament.

Each scholarship recipient will be honored during a halftime ceremony at the Class C Boys Basketball Final game March 23 at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. Commemorative medallions will be given to other finalists in recognition of their accomplishments.

*The above information was provided by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

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