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Jared Payne selected as WIAA Scholar Athlete

posted May 7, 2019, 5:40 AM by David Boland   [ updated May 7, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

     On May 5, Seneca High School senior Jared Payne, son of Milo and Julie Payne, was recognized at a ceremony in Wausau as a 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete. Sixteen senior girls and sixteen senior boys were selected as finalists to receive the prestigious WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award, underwritten by Marshfield Children’s Hospital. 

    To determine the top 32 finalists, four boys and four girls were selected based on both athletic and academic achievement from each of four WIAA divisions. Jared is the third student in school history to receive this recognition, joining previous award winners Travis Ray and Kara Grimsled. This is the 36th consecutive year the WIAA has sponsored this award. “These extraordinary student athletes excel in both academics and athletics,” said Tom Shafranski, WIAA Assistant Director.  This year, 823 seniors were nominated for the 2019 WIAA Scholar Athlete Award by 417 high schools throughout the state.

     Congratulations to Jared for excelling in both academics and athletics during his school career! Our school community is proud of you and your accomplishments!