2016-2017 Mountaire/WBOC Scholar Athletes

The Mountaire/WBOC Scholar Athlete Banquet, an annual tradition highlighting scholastic, athletic and community service achievements by Delmarva high school students, was held on June 10th, at the Shorebirds Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland.
Each year the selection for the monthly scholarship awards gets more difficult, as the academic and athletic performances of the students seems to rise to greater heights. It was a very difficult decision to pick the overall male and female winners from the year’s monthly award recipients.
This year the two overall winners were Dagean Lappin from Mardela High School and TyAnna Handy from Laurel High School, each student receiving an additional $2,500 scholarship as the overall annual winner. In addition, George Martin from India River High School accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West point and received an additional $1500 scholarship award.
Highlighting the banquet was the keynote speaker, Brian Roberts, former Baltimore Oriole baseball star. Brian and his wife Diana Roberts share a common passion for helping children and together have formed the Brian and Diana Roberts “1 For All” Fund to further support the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Says Brian, “We have seen firsthand the needs of the children and their families, whether it be a small gift to brighten their day or updating equipment to make sure they are receiving the best care possible. Therefore, The One for All Fund was established. We sometimes are asked ‘why’ we do what we do. The answer is simply our love and faith in Jesus Christ. He is the main source of the ‘why’ and without him in the equation we would not be able to do what we do.”

2015 – 2016 Overall Winners

Brian Thornton, Washington High School – Military Academy Appoinment

Micah Magee, Delmarva Christian Academy – Overall Male Winner

Peyton Townsend, Stephen Decatur – Overall Female Winner

September 2016 – Lynsy Gruwell – Caesar Rodney High School

Academics – 4.0 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Soccer & Volleyball Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • Blu-Gold Club
  • Holy Cross Church Youth Group
  • Wyoming United Methodist Church Youth Group
  • Part Time YMCA Life Guard
  • Family, Career & Community Leaders of America

October 2016 – Mikayla Amey – Parkside High School

Academics – 4.39 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Soccer & Tennis Teams


  • National Math Honor Society
  • Captain of Soccer team
  • Co-Editor of the Yearbook
  • Treasurer of Senior Class
  • Treasurer of National Honor Society
  • Treasurer of Math National Honor Society
  • Varsity Math Team

November 2016 – George Martin – Indian River High School

Academics – 4.58 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Football & Lacrosse Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • 1st Team Academic All-State
  • Academic All-Conference for both Football & Lacrosse
  • Captain for both Football & Lacrosse
  • Member of the LEO Club (Leadership, Experience, Opportunity), FLAG & BPA
  • Committed to United States Naval Academy

December 2016 – Jake Morgan – Easton High School

Academics – 3.41 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Football & Lacrosse Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • Member of the 2014 Brine Nationals All American Team
  • Member of three 2016 Maryland All Star Teams
  • Volunteers with Force 3 Foundation & the Bowen Foundation

January 2017 – Kelsi Warrington – Sussex Central High School

Academics – 4.48 GPA

Athletics – Field Hockey, Swimming & Cross Country


  • National Honor Society
  • Captain of Cross Country Team & Swim Team
  • Brother/Sister Knight
  • Talent Search Program
  • Student Council for Four Years
  • Active in Health Occupations Student Organization, FFA & Prom Committee
  • Volunteers at Beebe Hospital

February 2017 – Daegan Lappin – Mardela High School

Academics – 4.4 GPA

Athletics – Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • National Technical Honor Society
  • Captain of All Three Sports
  • Bayside Scholar Athlete for Mardela for Winter Sports (Indoor Track)
  • Appalachia Service Project Volunteer
  • Church Acolyte
  • 650+ Hours of Community Service
  • Solo & Ensemble Awards for Clarinet

March 2017 – Morgan Willoughby – Colonel Richardson High School

Academics – 3.6 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Volleyball & Softball Teams


  • Became #1 starter Junior Year and made First Team Bayside
  • Captain of Volleyball Team
  • Softball Team MVP past two seasons
  • Spirit Club
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Homecoming/Prom Committee
  • Class Officer

April 2017 – Donald Scott – Milford High School

Academics – 4.1 GPA

Athletics – Varsity Football & Lacrosse Teams


  • Started lacrosse in his Freshmen year & became an essential impact player
  • Member of Milford team with 15-3 record
  • Team won their first Henlopen South Division Title
  • 2nd Team All-Henlopen South Conference Honors at Lacrosse Midfield Position
  • Kicker on Milford Football team

May 2017 – Leigh Lingo – Worcester Preparatory School

Academics – 4.0

Athletics – Field Hockey, Basketball & Lacrosse Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors
  • Captain & Team MVP for all Three Sports
  • First Team All-ESIAC Field Hockey
  • First Team All-ESIAC, ESIAC Player of the Year, 1st Team US Lacrosse All-American Under Armour Underclass Games

June 2016 – TyAnna Handy – Laurel High School

Academics – 3.9 GPA

Athletics – Field Hockey, Basketball & Soccer Teams


  • National Honor Society
  • Captain in all Three Sports
  • All Henlopen Conference Scholar Athlete Award in all Three Sports
  • Class President for Three Years
  • 2nd Team All Henlopen Conference in Field Hockey
  • Youth Group & Junior Usher at New Zion UMC
  • Yearbook Club
  • Varsity Letterman’s Club
  • Talent Search Program
  • Volunteer at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
  • Former Miss Laurel – 2015


Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Get More Information