Texas High School Athletic Directors Association and Whataburger announce the 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

Each Recipient will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship

Female Award Recipient

Kali Simpson

Porter High School-New Caney ISD
Kali participated in four years of Volleyball/Basketball and Softball and plans to attend the University of Houston and major in Math. Kali is ranked #1 in her class out of 432 students with a solid 4.0 GPA. Kali has been an All-District Volleyball and Basketball player as well as a Basketball Team Captain. Kali has also accomplished Academic All-State in Volleyball and been involved in NHS and numerous school clubs, organization and church groups.

Male Award Recipient

Grant Gillespie

Cypress Ranch High School-Cy Fair ISD
Grant participated in football all four years as well as Track and Basketball. Grant plans to attend the University of Texas and major in Environmental Engineering. Grant is currently ranked #19 in a class of 870 with 6.822 GPA on a 6.0 scale. Grant has played on a State Finalist Football Team, Three-time District Football Champions and twice Bi-District Champions. Grant was twice named Defensive Player of the Week and was also named to the 1st Team THSCA All-Academic Team. Grant is involved with NHS, Key Club and numerous other school groups, club and organizations.