(May 22, 2015) Stephen Decatur High School senior Jenna Reimer is one of only 14 student athletes from across the state to be named by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association and the Allstate Foundation as a 2015 Minds in Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipient.
“I was thrilled to learn of my selection for the Minds in Motion scholarship and feel honored to receive this award,” Reimer said. “This scholarship will assist me in pursuing my academic dream of becoming a doctor. I am very grateful that the Maryland Athletic Association chose me to represent Minds in Motion.”
The scholarship is presented to those who excel on the playing field and in the classroom. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 unweighted overall GPA and have participated in interscholastic athletic activities sponsored by MPSSAA during their high school careers.
More than 500 students applied for the scholarship and a total of 14 boys and girls were chosen as recipients. They will each receive a $1,000 scholarship toward post-secondary education on May 28 during a luncheon in the Baltimore Ravens’ locker room at M&T Bank Stadium.
Decatur cross country/track coach, Jody Stigler, and Reimer’s parents will join her at the luncheon.
“We are so proud of Jenna. Not only because of her athletic and academic accomplishments, but also because of the way in which she became a leader on her team, mentor to her teammates and sought out the most academically challenging courses,” her parents, Jim and Laura said in an email. “We are grateful to the Maryland Public Schools Secondary Athletic Association (MPSSA) for honoring Jenna with this award.”
“She is a good student and has been a key contributor for our team this year,” Stigler added.
Reimer, who transferred to Decatur from North Penn High School in Pennsylvania at the start of the school year, participated in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track this year.
“I believe that hard work and effective time management skills are crucial to success in both athletics and academics. Personally, sometimes I had to make sacrifices such as studying during the weekend rather than going to social events,” Reimer said. “I also spent many weekends running at invitationals and often did not get home until late on a Friday or Saturday night. Success in academics and athletics also takes a willingness to give up sleep to study longer or go for an early morning run.”
Reimer will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park. She was accepted into the Honors College.