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Senior Mikkel Ross is Marathon's newest Academic All American!


Congratulations to Senior Mikkel Ross on being chosen as one of the 12 female student athletes named the Florida Dairy Farmers FHSAA Academic All State Team. This is the highest award given to student/athletes in the State of Florida by the FHSAA. Marathon has had 7 in the 29 year history of the award and 5 in the last 4 years. Way to go Mikkel. Read below for more information on the award.
FHSAA Announces 2024 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced on Wednesday the 30th Annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team, a recognition program that honors 24 graduating student-athletes who excel in both athletics and academics. With this being one of the most important special recognition programs the FHSAA sponsors, 12 girls and 12 boys from all over the state will be awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships.
“The hardworking men and women of Florida’s dairy industry are honored to recognize the significant accomplishments of these amazing student-athletes,” says Florida Dairy Farmers CEO, Michele Cooper. “We’re excited to support a program that has a great tradition of encouraging excellence on the field and in the classroom and we’re proud to support students that have the special mix of work ethic and determination required to succeed at both.”
To be eligible for this award, students must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average and earned a minimum of two varsity letters in at least two different sports during their junior and senior year. The 2024 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team selection committee evaluated scholarship nominees based on their athletic participation, academic record, extracurricular activities, community service and essay.
Each Florida Dairy Famers Academic All-State Team member will be recognized at a banquet on Monday, June 3 where they will receive a $1,700 scholarship and a commemorative medallion. Out of the 24 All-State Team members, one male and one female will be named the Ronald N. Davis Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the FHSAA’s most prestigious honor bestowed on any active student-athlete. The winners of this award will earn a commemorative trophy and an additional $4,600 in scholarship funds – $6,300 in total.