FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Several Northeast Indiana high school student-athletes were honored Tuesday night at the Dr. James E. Albright Parkview Sports Medicine Excellence Scholarship dinner.
Six scholarship award winners were named from more than 40 nominees in categories for Fort Wayne Community Schools, other schools in Allen County, schools outside of Allen County and club sports. The scholarship honors academic excellence, athletic achievement and community contribution. Winners received a $2,500 scholarship.
Mikayla Caudill won the Albright Scholarship among FWCS nominees. Caudill recently graduated from South Side High School, where she played volleyball and softball. She has taken part in 6 international mission trips, too.
Recent Woodlan graduate Jordan Delegrange won the Albright Scholarship among nominees in other Allen County schools. Delegrange was a standout football player for the Warriors, garnering All-Allen County Athletic Conference and All-State honors his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he was captain and team MVP. Outside of school, he started a bible study group that meets at his house. He will play college football at Trine University, and study physical therapy.
Kacey Reinhart is one of two winners of the Albright Scholarship for students outside of Allen County. Reinhart recently graduated from Wayne Trace High School, where she played volleyball and cheered.
Lakeland’s Isaiah Lehman is the second winner of the Albright Scholarship for students outside of Allen County. Lehman played tennis, baseball and basketball for the Lakers. He was also a state finalist for the school’s academic team and is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, IHSAA Student Advisory Committee and serves as president of the Lakeland Champions Together program. Lehman also runs a small business in Shipshewana.
Natalya Haddix won the Albright Scholarship for club organization nominees. She represents Fort Wayne Sport Club. Haddix recently graduated at Norwell High School. Haddix is a great role model for her team, athletic trainer Siera Updike says. Haddix will play soccer at the University of Saint Francis.
Northrop’s Noah Kilby was awarded the Carter Fleck Memorial Albright Scholarship. Kilby, who earned a 3.9 grade point average, wrestled and played soccer for the Bruins. He was also a member of Bruin Buddies and the National Honor Society. He will attend Indiana University.
Dr. James Albright was instrumental in getting the SportONE program off the ground in the spring of 1990. He served as the team physician for several local high schools and colleges before his untimely death from cancer in August, 1993.