Spectrum Bay News 9 is proud to honor another Scholar Athlete for the 2019-2020 school year. Our November recipient is Sarah Lowery Southeast High School, in Manatee County.

Sarah recently was presented with a certificate from Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston. She'll receive a $1,000 scholarship for the school of her choice at the end of the this school year. 

Sarah is on the swim team at Southeast, where she is captain. She is also a member of Human for Humans, the National Honor Society and Top Soccer.

Swimming coach Michael Brooks says, "If I were asked to describe Sarah Lowery, my first thought would be 'what an incredible young woman.' If I were limited to only three words, I would say 'compassionate, competitive, and capable.'"


The 2019 – 2020 Spectrum News Florida Scholar Athlete Program provides coaches, teachers, administrators and school counselors in public and private schools in Orlando and Tampa, FL the opportunity to nominate a high school senior who otherwise meets the eligibility criteria to be named as a Spectrum News Scholar Athlete.

Nominees are a) high school senior at public or private high schools in the Markets; b) involved in varsity athletics; c) have an excellent academic record; and d) be involved in extra-curricular activities (e.g. band, newspaper/yearbook, etc.) and/or be active in their local community either through their school or volunteering on their own time.

This school year, each school district will select their nominee, then that student will be profiled on Spectrum Bay News 9, and be presented the $1,000 scholarship by a local/state lawmaker.