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Standout student awarded for sportsmanship

Grimes taking the lead as Fort Zumwalt North High’s track and field captain (Source: Fort Zumwalt School District)

Fort Zumwalt North High’s Jordyn Grimes was recently named as a 2020 recipient of the top Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship award from the Sports Commission Associates. Grimes plays basketball and serves as a track and field captain. She will receive $15,000 to continue her studies at Webster University. 

Jordyn’s assistant basketball coach described an act of Grimes’ signature sportsmanship to Sports Commission Associates where the team was facing off against rivals in the opening round of a district tournament. Then, with 10 seconds left on the clock, the opposing team’s coach asked if they would let one of his star players surpass the 1,000-point goal for her high school career. While many players opposed, Grimes said the team should let their rival team’s player break the record and end their high school career on that high note.

Grimes is also known for respecting officials and uplifting her teammates whenever needed. 

Her head basketball coach told Sports Commission Associates, “Jordyn is unique in so many ways. Intelligence, integrity, selflessness, kindness, caring and hardworking, are all traits that describe this young lady. She is the most complete student-athlete I have ever had the pleasure to coach and teach.”

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