Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship. For April the SWC recognizes the following student athletes:
Scholar Athletes of the Month
Alexandra Reed (Sr)
North Ridgeville High School
Cross Country, Track & Field
Alexandra Reed is a SWC Scholar Athlete for both the cross country and track and field teams at North Ridgeville High School. The senior has a 4.20 cumulative grade point average and has received the honors of being a Ranger Scholar Athlete and earned the High Honor Roll. Reed is a four year varsity letterman for the cross country team and is currently enrolled in English, Math, Geography, French and Psychology all at Lorain County Community College.
Michael Hughes (Sr)
Amherst Steele High School
A National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Michael Hughes holds a 4.398 cumulative grade point average and is a Southwestern Conference Scholar Athlete for the Comet hockey program. The senior is also an AP Scholar, and has earned Amherst High Academic Honors and will be a part of the Amherst Academic Wall of Fame. Hughes is currently enrolled in AP Biology while also taking English 161/162 and Calculus 2 at Lorain County Community College. He is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers his time with youth hockey programs in Elyria.
Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month
Lia Sadd (Sr)
Avon High School
Cross Country, Track & Field
Lia Sadd is held in the highest regard by her teammates, coaches and teachers for her integrity, kindness and work ethic. In addition, the senior is an outstanding student. Sadd has maintained over a 4.0 grade point average while being involved in National Honor Society, cross country, track & field, Key Club, Art Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is the first to compliment someone that has done well, and the first to help those that are struggling. Her values, hard work and compassion for others are second to none. Sadd has given back to her local community be working with Blessing Bags for the Homeless, Love Center in Lorain County, being a respite volunteer at Bay Presbyterian Church, volunteered at Fish Frys and Safety Town while also working on the Chain Gang during the football season.
Moe Shinnawi (Sr)
Midview High School
Track & Field
Moe Shinnawi has been a consistent leader for the Midview track program over the past four seasons. The senior lettered in all seasons that were competed in his career and has been voted a two year captain of the track program by his teammates. His leadership goes beyond the throwing rings. Shinnawi consistently works with the Midview Middle School program and helps to run the track meets at that level. He is ultra-supportive of his teammates even off the field stepping in whenever anyone is in need of a smile. His work ethic in the classroom is unmatched as he excels academically as well and he will continue his academic career at The Ohio State University. As Midview track and field preaches the “family” mantra, Shinnawi is arguably the patriarch of the family connecting previous years legacies to the current era of Midview track. Without question, Midview track and field would not have the resurgence it has had without the leadership of Shinnawi. He is a member of National Honor Society and has earned an Academic M for his work in the classroom. He also serves as a member of Student Council and Key Club and is a Midview Senior Class Officer.