Annual athletic banquet held
Senior athletes were celebrated during the 36th annual Prairie Central High School athletic banquet this week.
Following the presentation of senior athlete plaques, three-sport athlete awards were announced for Drew Haberkorn, Austin Hansen, Camden Palmore, Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr. Illini Prairie Conference Scholar Athletes are Camden Palmore and Alexandria Hari. IHSA scholar athlete nominees were Alexandria Hari and Drew Fehr.
Tyler Curl was presented with the Distinguished Athlete Award which is given to a junior with characteristics in line with the scholar athlete award. This is voted on by coaches. In addition to being a three-sport athlete, Curl also carries a 4.0 GPA.
Rebecca and John Livengood received the Hawk Fan of the Year honor. The award is nominated by a coach to a member of the Prairie Central community who has shown great dedication and constant support of the entire Prairie Central Athletic Department. They have helped with team meals, painting Hueys on Seventh Street and helping to find ways to increase community spirit.
Alexandria Hari is the 2022-23 female scholar athlete. She participated in both volleyball and softball all four years of high school and has been a member of FCA, FCCLA and NHS during her high school career. She has maintained a 3.9 GPA and remains in the top 10 in her class.
For the first time ever, there were co-winners for this year’s male scholar athlete. They include Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr. These two individuals were not only great athletes, but also great students. Dylan participated in football his freshman and senior year, golf his sophomore and junior year and basketball and track every year. He was a two-time all-state selection in basketball as well as an all-state athlete in track and field while maintaining an A average in the classroom.
Drew participated in football, basketball and track throughout high school and was an all-state athlete in both football and track and field. He was also a standout in the classroom and an Illinois State Scholar, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
“In a class full of talented and bright athletes, these two individuals stood out as quiet, humble leaders that will be forever linked and never forgotten,” said PCHS Athletic Director Austin Wenger.