- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 3, 2024
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FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Jessica Stelma is this year’s female scholar-athlete and certainly fits the mold of previous award winners. How she found the time to be successful in the classroom as well as on the field is truly amazing. Jess has earned 13 varsity letters in four varsity sports during her year at Mount Carmel Area. She has been a four year letter winner in Soccer while serving as co-captain during last year’s mist successful season ever at MCA. This past season, Jess averaged 9 points per game from her guard position while serving as captain for the second consecutive year.
During the spring, Stelma can be found running for the Tornado track team. Jess has run the 100, 200, 400, 4 x 100 meter relay team and 4 x 400 meter relay team as well as the jumping events for the Lady Tornadoes. As if this weren’t enough, Jess has also been varsity cheerleader for two years, acting as a co-captain during her senior year.
Jess is a member of the National Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, President of the Pep Club, Vice President of the Spanish Club, and is a member of the Interact Club, Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Future Teachers of America, Art Club, and is a member of Student Government. She has also taken part in Intramural Volleyball, Powder Puff Football, Hoops for Heart and AYSO Soccer.
IN addition Jess was chosen as a member of the Homecoming Court in 1999 and Field Day Court in 2000 and was voted as Homecoming Queen in 2000.
Stelma currently ranks 5th in her class of 120 with a 97 plus average and has scored just under 1200 in her SAT’s. She will attend Bucknell University in the fall to major in biology with her sights set on Veterinary Medicine. She is the daughter of Darlene Stelma, Mount Carmel.