The cost of college just got a tad bit cheaper for a pair of Blue Springs senior athletes.

The cost of college just got a tad bit cheaper for a pair of Blue Springs senior athletes.
The Blue Springs High School Soccer Alumni Association announced Trent Nichol and Marissa Haglund have been awarded a one-time scholarship of $500 each to help defray their college education costs.
Nichol was a member of the soccer team for four years and served as a co-captain and was also a member of the tennis team, where he served as a captain. He is also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves in the sophomore mentoring program.
Academically, Nichol is a National Honor Society member and has achieved a GPA of 4.022 on a 4.0 scale. He plans on taking a pre-Physical Therapy course of study while attending Avila University.
“(Trent) is a congenial, outgoing presence who shows dedication to his studies, his school, and his community.” Blue Springs English teacher Sara Crump said in a statement.
Haglund was a member of the Wildcats’ girls soccer program for four years, serving two years as junior-varsity co-captain and performed in a variety of plays and musicals. She was also a Hi-Step room leader, a member of the Wildcats swimming and cross-country teams and a member of a wide variety of clubs.
Academically, Marissa is a National Honor Society member and has achieved a GPA of 4.106 on a 4.0 scale. She plans on majoring in animal science and earning a minor in leadership studies while attending Kansas State University.
“Marissa is a very versatile student, competent in all areas, with no apparent weaknesses and a very sound mind,” Blue Springs physics teacher Ben BurwellI said in a statement. “I believe she can achieve any endeavor she puts her considerable and varied talents behind.”