New Mexico Athletic Directors Association Announces 2018 Scholar Athlete Awards

NMADA News:
 
The New Mexico Athletic Directors Association, interscholastic athletic directors in the state of New Mexico, is proud to announce the 2017 NMADA Male and Female Scholar Athlete Award Winners.
 
2018 NMADA Female Scholar Athlete – Kaylee Miller, Texico High School, nominated by Ryan Autrey, Texico High School Athletic Director. Kaylee has earned 10 varsity letters, 3 in volleyball, 3 in basketball and 4 in track and field. She has been part of 3 state championship volleyball teams and 1 state basketball championship, earning all district and honorable mention all-district awards in both sports. Kaylee was selected as 2017 All-State Setter and will participate in the 2018 NMHSCA North-South volleyball All Star game. Her current GPA is 4.15 and transcripts reflect a rigorous honor/AP/concurrent enrollment schedule with courses including Pre-Calc, AP English and college courses that include Chemistry, Psychology and Comp and Rhet. Kaylee is very active in her FFA chapter at Texico High School and also participates in National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She will finish high school as her class Salutatorian and plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University to study Accounting.
 

2018 NMADA Male Scholar Athlete – Scott Komar, Jal High School, nominated by Elaine O’Neal, Jal High School Athletic Director. Scott has earned over 10 varsity letters participating in football, basketball, track & field, baseball, and golf. Several of his athletic accomplishments include multiple all-district recognition in both football and basketball while serving as team captain, and receiving multiple medals for his track and field accomplishments. Academics never took as back seat for Scott, as he will graduate from New Mexico Junior College with an Associates in Science and an Associates in Arts prior to his high school graduation in May. Activities that he participated in while in high school include Student Council, National Honor Society, and NMAA Student Leadership Advisory Council. Scott will complete high school as his class Valedictorian and plans on attending New Mexico State University after graduation to pursue a career in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
 
Nominations are accepted from all current NMADA members and all nominees receive NMADA certificates of award. There were 23 female scholar-athletes and 17 male scholar-athletes nominated for the 2018 state-wide awards. The NMADA Scholar Athlete Awards include an individual plaque, a school plaque and a $1,500 scholarship for each of the two awards (1 male, 1 female).
 
For further information, contact Tammy Richards, Executive Director, NMADA, at 505.923.3278.
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