The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s group of 13 senior student athletes who will be honored with the 2021 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarships.
To reward the efforts of Indiana’s complete student-athletes, Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Sport Graphics, Inc., and Franciscan Health Systems have all partnered with the IHSAA and the IHSAA Foundation to sponsor the program. These well-rounded, positive role models have demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship, and citizenship.
Each individual will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their prep accomplishments and be recognized at this year’s Thomas A. Brady Sports Achievement Awards Dinner established by Methodist Sports Medicine on June 3, 2021.
2021 IHSAA / C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award recipients
Tate Cowan, Wawasee
Abigail Fulton, Southwestern (Hanover)
Aubrey Gearhart, Winamac Community
Kennedy Hallam, North Posey
Drew Labhart, Perry Central
Jake Martin, Northwestern
Kennedy Peggs, Tri
Bennett Schmitt, Jasper
William Staggs, South Knox
Summer Stogsdill, Lebanon
Deven Suhka, Culver Academies
Megan Wagner, Carroll (Flora)
Noah Zahn, Huntington North
Nine-time varsity letterman Aubrey Gearhart of Winamac Community High School ranks second in her class of 67 students with a 4.18 GPA. She lettered four times in basketball and softball and served as senior captain for both teams. Aubrey also earned a varsity letter in volleyball her senior season. She earned All-Conference recognition in softball.
Outside of her athletic achievements, she was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Athletic Leadership Council, the Conference Math Team, and the Sunshine Society.
Aubrey also made time to make a difference in her community serving through her local church by volunteering at vacation bible school and providing meals for families in need, offering lawn care service to elderly members in the area, collecting toys and gifts for youth in need around Christmas time, raising money for Riley Children’s Hospital, and giving back to youth sports in her community through mentoring and coaching.
Aubrey will be attending Indiana Wesleyan University.
Deven Suhka is a two-sport varsity athlete, competing in and serving as senior captain in football and baseball. Deven has earned a 3.95 at Culver Military Academies.
Unlike the average high school student, Deven spends extra time completing the various duties that come along with attending a military school. Those range from cleaning and inspecting rooms to participating in parade and drill formation numerous times a month. There may also be other various meetings, training events, and tasks given to each Culver Cadet throughout their time at the academy.
Deven is currently serving as Infantry Battalion Operations Officer at Culver. Aside from what is expected at a military academy, Deven has taken time to participate in sports, Model UN, and Culver’s conservation and environmental program, Green Life. He also has a part time job at a local hotel.
Deven plans to attend Princeton University.