Memorial Foundation names Scholar Athletes for December

Max Harad of Mt. Vernon and Victoria “Tori” Oldham of Belleville have been named Memorial Foundation Scholar Athletes of the Month for December.

Harad, a senior at Mater Dei High School in Breese, has a 4.0 GPA and participates in soccer serving as team captain.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Scholar Bowl and FBLA.  He has done a variety of community service hours each year as part of his school’s curriculum and is now participating in a three-week senior service project.  Planning to attend either Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Purdue or University of Evansville, Harad wants to pursue an undergraduate program focusing on biology in hopes of attending medical school in the future.

A senior at Belleville West High School, Oldham has a 5.0 GPA and has played basketball, volleyball and softball.  She was on the all-tournament volleyball teams for the Jacksonville and Quincy tournaments as well as the Southwestern Conference First Team and Academic All-Conference Team. She also earned scholar athlete awards for volleyball and softball.  Oldham is a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and currently tutors other students in French.  Involved in a variety of school activities, she is a member of Student Council, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy and Key Club.  In addition, she is a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer and has a part-time job.  Oldham is planning to major in mechanical or environmental engineering so she can change lives.

The scholar athlete program, sponsored by Memorial Foundation in cooperation with Memorial Rehab and Sports Medicine and BJC Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine recognizes one male and one female senior scholar athlete from a high school in Memorial’s primary and selected secondary service area. The monthly award winners from September 2018 through April 2019 will be eligible for one of two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in May 2019.