Congratulations to 2020 SMA senior Abby Salanski who was named one of the 2020 KC Star Scholar Athletes. Faculty and staff from schools across the Kansas City metro nominated top candidates from their school for this honor. All candidates were reviewed thoroughly and narrowed down through three rounds of independent judging by KC Star staffers and players from the Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC. Nominee portfolios were reviewed for athletics, academics and community service. Other nominees from SMA included Justin House and Lucy O’Connor. Abby was chosen with an impressive high school portfolio that included a 4.76 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale. She earned four varsity letters in volleyball (captain 3yrs) and in soccer, along with three years for varsity basketball. She gathered All-District honors in volleyball, basketball and soccer including All-State Academic honors as well. Abby was a member of NHS, Spanish NHS and a Christian Community captain. Most recently, she was named KMBC Channel 9 HyVee Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Abby has embodied what it means to be an SMA Guardian. We are Guardian Proud! For the full KC Star article on all the KC Metro school awards click here: https://www.kansascity.