Saturday, April 6, 2019

Emily Leak Receives Cato Scholarship

Beech Grove, IN. (April 6, 2019) IBG — Emily Leak of Beech Grove High School is among 13 senior student-athletes who will receive C. Eugene Cato Memorial scholarship awards next month. The awards, announced by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, honor seniors for being role models and demonstrating excellence in academics, school and community involvement and character, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Cato scholarship winner Emily Leak, second from right, is at Beech Grove High School’s swim team senior night with sister Erika and parents Jeff and Val Leak. Photo: Hornet Blast Newsletter

Each senior will receive a $2,500 scholarship and be recognized May 10 at the Crane Bay event center in downtown Indianapolis as part of the Thomas A. Brady sports achievement awards established by Methodist Sports Medicine.

Leak was involved with the high school’s student leadership team that promoted Beech Grove’s Riley Children’s Hospital dance marathon and Special Olympics through Champions Together. She also helped organize a blood draw at BGHS. She also serves as president of BGHS’ senior class, student leadership team, National Honors Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Leak has lettered 10 times by playing volleyball for two years, swimming for four years and track and field for four years. She has a 3.987 GPA.

The memorial scholarship awards are sponsored by Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Sport Graphics, Inc., and WTHR‐13 in partnership with the IHSAA and IHSAA Foundation.

The scholarship program is named in tribute to the late IHSAA commissioner C. Eugene Cato who led the IHSAA from 1983 to 1995 and served as assistant commissioner from 1976 to 1983.

SOURCE: Hornet Blast Newsletter
SOURCE: The Southsider Voice