Memorial Foundation Names Scholar Athletes for January

Sarah Rose of Columbia and Casmir Cozzi of Mascoutah have been named Memorial Foundation Scholar Athletes of the Month for January.

Rose, a senior at Gibault Catholic High School, has a 4.44 GPA and is a member of the school dance team, serving as co-captain and choreographer this year. Earning a composite score of 35 on her ACT exam, she is a member of the National Honor Society, College Board National Hispanic Scholar and a National Merit Commended student.  Rose also is a member of the math team and the high school’s a cappella singing group.  Active in her community, Rose volunteers for vacation bible school at her church, as well as at the Columbia Public Library and Oakhill Nursing Home.  Her goal is become a Doctor in Pharmacy.

A senior at Mascoutah High School, Cozzi has a 4.48 GPA on a 4-point scale. He participates in cross country and track and serves as varsity team captain.  He was named the All-Metro Boys Cross Country Team and has been named to the All-Conference and All-Sectionals track teams as well as been an All-State finisher in track. A member of the National Honor Society, Cozzi also is a member of the National Beta Club, is a mentoring program coach, Lifesavers Club group leader, part of the Saturday Scholars and communications lead for Boeing Engineering Exploring Post. He serves as student body vice president, is a member of the Show Choir and has participated in the spring musical performances.  Cozzi plans to attend Benedictine College in the fall, where he plans to major in engineering and minor in theology as well as participate in track and cross country programs. 

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.