Athletes earn honors from schools

Prior to last weekend’s high school graduation, area schools honored athletes for their performances both on and off the field this season.

The following students received the awards for excellence in athletics and academics.

From Decatur:

Jason Bressler and Nick McCluskey, who were both outstanding in football, soccer and wrestling, shared Decatur’s Male Athlete of the Year award.

Volleyball, basketball and fastpitch player Cristina Null was Decatur’s Female Athlete of the Year.

The George Mitchell “Moment in Time” Award went to the state champion Decatur boys soccer team.

The George Mitchell Individual Award went to All-American swimmer Joon Youm and National High School Soccer Player of the Year Alex Chursky.

The Frank Grady Award to service to athletic programs went to Clare Scholze, mother of football, basketball and soccer player Christian Scholze.

The Army Reserve awards went to cross country, basketball and baseball player James Van Stralen and volleyball and basketball player Dekeidra Brewer.

The Marines awards went to Jason Bressler and Cristina Null.

From Federal Way:

Football and baseball player Travis Ishikawa was the first athlete in Federal Way High School’s history to receive all three scholar athlete awards.

Awards he earned include the Scholar Athlete (3.93 gpa), Athlete of the Year and the Mike Hogaboam Award for Excellence with Humility.

Volleyball, basketball and track athlete Rachel Warren received Federal Way’s Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Volleyball and track athlete Jennifer Fletcher received the female Scholar Athlete award (3.9 gpa).

From Jefferson:

Danny Clark, who played basketball and baseball, was named Jefferson’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year (3.8 gpa).

Danielle Freeman, who participated in gymnastics, cheerleading and track, was named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year (3.8 gpa).

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