Moore is state’s Group 1A Female Athlete of the Year
by Tom Hardin
Quinlan Moore of Middlesex High School was among 19 high school seniors representing all parts of the state who recently received The Allstate Foundation/VHSL Achievement Award—the highest honor given by the Virginia High School League, to students who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities.
Moore was selected as the 2014 Group 1A Female Athlete of the Year.
A luncheon to honor this year’s winners was held on May 12 at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville.
A committee of high school athletic directors and media members selected the 19 state winners for a $1,500 scholarship from a pool of over 300 students.
“The Allstate Foundation is proud to recognize these outstanding students for their stellar performance in the classroom along with their extracurricular activities,” said Shelva Clemons, communications manager for The Allstate Foundation. “Clearly these young leaders are the future and it is an honor to support them in their future endeavors for higher education.”
The other winners in the Group 1A division were Male Athlete of the Year Cole Schafer of Radford, and Academic Activity Student of the Year Zachary White of George Wythe-Wytheville.
Both MHS principal Jeannie Duke and MHS Athletic Director Matt Stamm attended the May 12 luncheon. Moore spoke along with the other winners.
“Everyone at MHS is thrilled to have Quinlan Moore be named by The Allstate Foundation and the VHSL as the Group 1A Female Athlete of the Year,” said Duke. “Quinlan is dedicated to being an outstanding scholar, citizen, and athlete at MHS and it is fitting that she be selected for this honor!”
In addition to receiving a bowl and certificate for winning the award, Moore also received a congratulatory letter from Senator Mark Warner.
Moore is an honor student enrolled in the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and has been an award-winning standout on the Lady Chargers’ softball team since her freshman year. She has served on the MHS yearbook staff all four years in high school and is currently its executive editor. She also is president of the MHS National Honor Society, and is a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
She has signed a letter-of-intent to attend and play softball at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., next year.
She is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Moore of Deltaville.