Hunt among finalists for $2,500 scholarship

Top student-athletes to be honored May 25

NASHUA – On Thursday, May 25, the top student-athletes from across New Hampshire, including Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt, will be honored at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester at the 2017 Apple Therapy Student Athlete of the Year Banquet.

Two high school seniors, one male and one female, will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and named the 2017 Apple Therapy Student Athlete of the Year.

Other awards will also be presented, including the 2017 Safe Sports Network Perseverance Award, and ESPN New Hampshire’s Friday Night Lights awards.

“Everyone is really enthusiastic,” said ESPN NH’s Nick Anastos, who will host the event. “To have New Hampshire’s best and brightest in the same room is going to be fantastic.”

Apple Therapy, ESPN NH, and BASC selected the nominees over the course of the school year, naming a Student Athlete of the Month every 30 days.

Along with Hunt, they include: Ryan Vermette (Nashua South), Hannah Rogers (Pinkerton), Patrick Gillis (Exeter), Elise Jolly (Merrimack), Shahrukh Husain (Bedford), Gabrielle Masseur (Nashua North), Udit Sharma (Bishop Guertin), Jenna Chrabolowski (Manchester Central), Jacobee Burpee (Manchester West), Katie Bellomo (Alvirne), Ethan Skinner (Goffstown), Sam Anderson (Derryfield), and Susie Poore (Windham).

The event will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester. Tickets for the event will be available at the door. Live streaming of the event will be available on ESPN NH’s Facebook page.

Hunt was the Division II cross country individual champion this past fall, leading the Sabers to the team title at the division meet and another championship at the Meet of Champions. Souhegan went on to finish in second place at the New England Championships.

Hunt was also a major factor in Souhegan claiming the Division II girls indoor track championship in February.

Souhegan recently started its outdoor track and field season, and Hunt is expected to be among the area’s top distance runners as she tries to help the Sabers capture a third championship this school year.