The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 21, 2013

Middle School Athletics: Palestine selects March, April 'Character Athletes'

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— The Palestine Junior High girls athletic program released their Character Athletes of the Month for both March and April recently.

Eighth graders Annalise Meyers (March) and Josie Soehnge (April), and seventh graders Madison Oliva (March) and Ashley Middleton were honored with the awards, which go to student athletes that lead not only on the field or court, but also in the classroom.

Winners of these awards earn gift certificates to either Cotton Patch or Applebee’s along with the award.


8th Grade

Meyers is a member of the tennis and swim teams, and has participated in cross country as well.

Along with athletics, Meyers is in the PJH band and the National Junior Honor Society and her favorite subject is Language Arts, because she feels like it requires focus on listening and thinking skills.


7th Grade

Oliva is an A/B Honor Roll student that also plays volleyball, basketball and runs track.

Along with athletics, Oliva is a UIL Academics competitor, having medaled in Number Sense. She was also one of a handful of junior high students selected to take the SAT.

Her favorite subjects are theater and math.


8th Grade

New to PJH this year, Sohnge was recently selected to the cheerleading squad for next year, and plans to play volleyball, basketball and soccer next year.

An honor roll student, Soehnge plays club volleyball and is active in her church’s mission trips.


7th Grade

A member of the PJH volleyball team as well as the cheerleading squad, Middleton is an A/B Honor Roll student and also a member of the National Junior Honor Society.

She was named ‘Best Personality’ and was a class favorite this past year, and also participates in theater arts and PYAA softball.