Founded by Bob Broeg in 1967, the Post-Dispatch/ STL High School Sports Scholar Athlete program recognizes one student from each area school. Honorees must play a varsity sport and excel in the classroom. For more on each of this year’s 144 winners, follow the links below
Read the feature stories about: Marcus Burse, Greg Abeyta and Ann Chen. Burse was homeless, and turned his athletic and academic performance around to become his school’s Scholar-Athlete. Abeyta’s experience volunteering with Special Olympics has helped him determine his future career. Chen’s near-perfect academic record has propelled her to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.