Lake Shore Student Selected as a MHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Lake Shore student Marcus William Barnett was one of 13 athletes statewide who will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The award winners were chosen based on a combination of athletic and academic excellence, according to MHSAA.
Barnett is a three-sport athlete who has won four letters in soccer and track and field, and three in basketball. He is all-state and academic all-state in soccer, and was team captain as a senior, according to a release from MHSAA.
He also won all-academic awards three straight years in basketball and track and field and was team captain in track and field who was a qualifier for the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals first three years in school.
Barnett was involved for four years in Principals & Leadership, treasurer in the National Honor Society, took part in Chinese Foreign Cultural Exchange Program and Lake Shore Chinese/American Student Summit and plans to study engineering at Lawrence Technological University or the University of Michigan.
The MHSAA provided a quote from his essay: “My mother always taught me to treat people the way you would like to be treated. This life lesson is the very same principle I use on the soccer field, basketball court, and the track. I know that in other areas of my life, such as college or my career, I will encounter people who will try to advance themselves by putting others down. In these situations I can fall back on the sportsmanship lessons that I have practices through high school athletics.”