Pair of local prep student-athletes honored at banquet

Cascade’s Paris Smith and Max Nelson won the 2019 Dwayne Lane’s Athletic Scholarships.

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Max Nelson and Paris Smith of Cascade High School are the 2019 Dwayne Lane’s Athletes of the Year.

They were honored Thursday night during a banquet at Cascade High School. Each received a $2,500 scholarship.

The Dwayne Lane’s awards recognize the top student-athletes in the Everett School District. Each of the district’s three high schools — Cascade, Everett and Jackson — nominated four seniors for consideration.

The winners were selected based on their scholastic and athletic achievements as well as their service to the community.

Nelson was captain of the Bruins’ football, boys swimming and boys track teams during his senior year. He earned All-Wesco 4A honors in football as both a linebacker (first team) and a running back (second team).

He qualified for the 4A state track and field championships in the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles.

Nelson, who has 3.729 grade-point average, also served as a member of the student senate and was the founding chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. He also volunteered as a middle-school youth leader at his church.

He plans to attend Central Washington University.

During her senior year Smith was a member of Cascade’s girls swimming, girls bowling and girls golf teams. She won the Class 4A state championship in bowling and qualified for the Class 4A state tournament in golf. She was co-captain of both the bowling and golf teams.

Smith, who maintains a 3.89 GPA, was also involved in Cascade’s Link Crew and the school senate. She also was an active member of the National Honor Society.

She plans to attend Wichita State University.

The other student-athletes nominated were Tyrza Lamma and Joseph Hofman of Cascade; Hailey Faith, Annie Fowler, Andrew Olson and Quinn Wieber of Everett; and Ben Olesen, Jared Pavek, Olivia Skibiel and Macy Tarbox of Jackson.

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