(The following press release was submitted by Wentzville School District.)
Abigail Corbett, a junior at Holt High School, has been selected as a KMOX/Southeast Missouri State University Student of Achievement.
The KMOX Student of Achievement program began 20 years ago when Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck created the scholarship fund to recognize the positive accomplishments of area students.
“It’s really exciting to be recognized for doing what I do, my parents always taught me to do as much as you can in the time you have. What little free time I do have I try to spend with my family,” said Corbett. “I’m going to the SEMO softball camp soon, so I’m really interested in seeing the campus, I would love to continue to play softball in college!”
The annual award recognizes a select group of students throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, community service and leadership.
Corbett has a 3.85 GPA and has scored a 27 on the ACT test. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and DECA. She was the Captain of the softball team this season, and also received All-Conference Honors and has been named to the All-Academic Team for the past three years. In the community she collects food for the Oasis Food Pantry and works with the Girls Grow Strong program. She also volunteers for Special Olympic functions including bowling and basketball tournaments.
“Abi is an outstanding young lady, she is a terrific leader who works diligently, and a great athlete who is very competitive but also a great sport. I’m glad we still have her here at Holt for one more year!” said Principal John Waters.
As a result of her accomplishments, Corbett will receive a Student of Achievement Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall of 2014.