Gophers News · October Nominations: Student-Athlete of the Month


It’s the end of the FALL SEASON and we are ready to recognize our Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of October. We need your help. Below you will find information on several of our Fall Athletes at Glen Burnie High School. Please read through them and decide which athlete you feel deserves to win the “October Student-Athlete of the Month” award at GBHS. The winning athlete will receive an embroidered Under Armour Backpack and recognition on our upcoming “Athlete of the Month” board going up in the gym. Here are your MAY candidates:

Tori Cain – Volleyball

Tori is a senior this year and demonstrated dedication to the sport of volleyball both on and off the court. She maintains high grades in all of her classes while being a three-sport athlete. She also serves as athletic aid to Mr. Hines, serves on the morning announcements and SGA.
Tori’s positive and coachable attitude helps to propel the team forward. Anytime she is asked her to set up the equipment for a game or needed to send a message to the team, Tori was there to step up. She will be greatly missed next year after she graduates!

Sarah Morgan – Lady Gopher Soccer

Sarah is in all AP classes carry’s a great GPA. She is a 2-year captain and she is a true leader on and off the field. Sarah was our leading scorer this year with 13 goals and 6 assists she was voted 1st team Coaches All-County this year after being voted to the Second team last year. She belongs to various clubs in the school and Sarah attends many of the school functions: swim meets, wrestling matches softball, football, and baseball games. She has volunteered for all of our community service events that the soccer team completed this season and even came to some for the softball team even though she was not on the team. She shows some of the best school spirit I have seen and she is a true asset to her team. She is very deserving of this award

SeAnna Vanzego- Cheerleading

SeAnna is a captain of the fall varsity cheerleading team. SeAnna goes above and beyond as a leader. She is a great role model for the underclassmen. SeAnna plays a huge role in keeping our team on the positive paths. This season SeAnna has went above and beyond to better her tumbling skills! She never quit no matter how hard it was. This season she stepped up and did whatever she needed to for the team: Fly, Back, Base whatever was needed.
With her great character, hard work, dedication, and determination, SeAnna deserves to be athlete of the month for October 2017.

Elisha Seitz – Cross Country

This season finishes out Elisha’s 3rd varsity season with the cross-country team.  His hard work and consistency paid off as he was GB’s number 1 runner for a majority of the season.  Elisha stepped up this year as a leader for the team.  He encouraged others to step up at meets and practices and he welcomed this competition. He is always looking for ways to better himself, and this year we could see this rubbing off on the other varsity boys.  He currently holds one of the top 10 fastest times ever run by a Glen Burnie cross-country runner.


Mehki Shannon-Harris – Football

Mehki just completed his freshman season on the Varsity football team. Mehki started all 10 Varsity football games, 6 of them on both sides of the ball as a two-way starter. Anyone that knows the sport knows that this is unheard of for a freshman offensive and defensive lineman. Mehki finished the year 8th on the team with 34 tackles on defense and 3rd on the team with 11 pancake blocks on offense. This shows that not only was Mehki a starter but he was also a major contributor on both sides of the ball. Mehki was nominated for Coaches All-County and even though he didn’t win this year, look out for this young man in the future. He became a leader on the offensive line and took responsibility for everyday duties such as setting up the 5-man sled and refusing to allow anyone to leave an area without a breakdown. Mehki is one of the reasons that the OL at GBHS has a very bright future. In the classroom, Mehki takes all honors level core courses. He carried a 3.56 GPA for the first marking period of his freshman year. As a coaching staff, we could not be more proud of Mehki and believe that he should earn the October Student-Athlete of the Month award.

October Nominations: Student-Athlete of the Month
Tori Cain- Volleyball
Sarah Morgan- Lady Gopher Soccer
SeAnna Vanzego- Cheer
Elisha Seitz- Cross Country
Mehki Harris-Shannon- Football

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