The Best of Preps

Janie Brown, Editor

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On May 6, the Shawnee-News Star celebrated the area’s best athletes, coaches, and the Student of the Year at the Firelake Arena. All of Bethel’s top athletes were honored at the ceremony.

Bethel High School had many winners. Senior Terrell Dodson won the “Big Stick” award for his exceptional ability in baseball. Senior Rian Gamble won the Small School Softball award. Freshman Jordan Blair won the 1st ever Female Wrestler of the Year award. Senior Matt Melter won the Overall Outstanding Powerlifter award. Senior Mike St. Clair won a $500 scholarship from the Patriot Auto Group.

Bethel also had many nominees for awards chosen from Athletes of the week: Gunner Smith, Devin Acklin, Drae Wood, Gabel Ledbetter, Tanner Snelgrooes, Jesse Tucker, Garret Washburn, Colton Ingmire, Cameron Egger, Seth Jackson, Brendan Carlile, Jordyn Zachary, Reeana McGowan, Skylar Fletcher, Anthony Franklin, Kelsie Wood, Kennedy Gregory, Kirsten Winters, Gracie O’Rorke, and Kyla Hanigar.

Bethel was very well represented and we are all very proud!!