Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys from Florence to Racine have been selected as finalists to receive the prestigious 2023 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s (WIAA) Statewide Scholar Athlete Award, presented by We Energies Foundation and Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. More than 1,181 Scholar Athlete finalists have been recognized since the program began in 1984. To determine the top 32 finalists, four boys and four girls were selected (based on both athletic and academic achievement) from each of the four WIAA divisions.

One Local athlete is Brett McConkey from Mindoro who attends West Salem High School. Brett has earned ten varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He helped the Panthers
basketball team win the Coulee Conference title four times and was a part of back to back
sectional basketball championships teams.

And from Blair-Taylor High School, Lindsay Steien of Taylor. First in her class, Lindsay has lettered eleven times in volleyball, basketball and softball. She earned all conference honors eight times and contributed to Wildcat team regional and sectional
titles in softball and basketball and is a four-time conference champ in volleyball.

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