• James Townsend

Kenzie Fedewa Named April Student-Athlete of the Month


Kenzie Fedewa, a freshman on the St. Patrick School track and field team, has been selected as the Portland Beacon and J-Dubb’s Signature Subs Student-Athlete of the month for April 2022.


In her nomination, coach Dawn Fedewa said, “At the 16 team Breckenridge Invitational, Kenzie was part of the 4x400 relay that set the meet record. In addition, she tied the meet record in the 800-meter run, running a personal best time and 2nd fastest in school history. She finished the day with a first-place medal, two second place medals and a fourth-place medal. At the Webberville Invitational the following week, Kenzie improved her personal best time in the 800, winning the event. She led the team with three first place medals and one third place medal as the girls’ team won the small school division and took 2nd overall in the 19-team invitational.”


To be nominated for this award, a student-athlete must attend either Portland High School or St. Patrick School, and be a member of a varsity sports program or school-sponsored athletic club at his/her school. Nominations may be made by a member of their high school coaching staff, athletic director, principal, or a school recognized student government organization at his/her school. Nominations are also accepted from The Portland Beacon contributing writers.


The monthly winner is selected by a panel of Beacon contributors. The winner receives a free sub thanks to our sponsor, J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.


Monthly winners are entered into the student-athlete of the year contest. The winner for the year receives a party platter from J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.


Monthly winners for the 2021-2022 school year include:

September - Derec Fedewa SPS Football

October - Laynie Meredith SPS Cross Country

November - Ethan Patrick PHS Football

December - Lydia Meredith SPS Basketball

January - Ashley Bower PHS Basketball

February - Drew Miller PHS Wrestling

March - Jessie Whitford PHS Bowling


Other nominations for the month of April include:


Carly Scheurer – SPS Softball

Shamrock softball coaches Jocelyn Rockey and Keelie Honsowitz said, “Carly plays pitcher and centerfield positions for our Varsity Softball team. Carly signed with Northwood University to play softball next year and will play outfield for NU. Not only is Carly an exceptional softball player, she is also a leader at practice, during games and is a student of the game. She seeks out extra work in her free time and applies her outside lessons to her everyday presence on the field. Carly has played 4 years of Varsity softball and has help build the program to where it is today. Carly recently used her senior capstone project to work with Bella Meyers and build a rosary garden behind our softball field. Carly is currently batting .480, and pitching remains 4-0. Last year Carly was a first team All-league player and awarded as an all-state outfielder.”



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