Claremore Daily Progress


May 22, 2014

Garroutte, McGuire, Cox receive McNabb award


Claremore Elks Lodge officials recently presented Certificates of Honor to Claremore High School students recognized for being at the top of their class in various departments.
In addition to earning Certificates of Honor, seniors Hunter Garroutte, Anna McGuire and Kaleigh Cox were chosen for the prestigious Mike McNabb Claremore Elks Scholar-Athlete Award. 
Garroutte earned a 4.3 GPA and was a member of the varsity football, basketball and track teams. McGuire earned a 4.3 GPA and played varsity basketball and soccer. Cox finished with a 4.3 GPA, was captain of the Lady Zebra basketball team and a member of the varsity tennis team.
Each honoree received a plaque, and their names were added to a larger trophy that is on display at the Claremore Elks Lodge. 
Claremore graduate Mike McNabb was the first student to receive the Elks Scholar-Athlete trophy in 1972. The following summer, he was killed in a traffic collision and the trophy was renamed in his honor. The award was presented at the banquet by his mother Sybil. 
For nearly 40 years, Sybil has presented the trophy to honorees who have excelled not only in the classroom, but in athletics as well.
“Mike was an achiever. He played football and competed on the wrestling team while sustaining a 4.5 GPA,” she said. “It is truly an honor to present this award to these students, who I know have worked so hard to get to this point.”

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