ECSD Scholar Athletes

Ellenville Students Earn MHAL Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards
Posted on 05/11/2022

Walter Evans and Ireland Travis have been named this year’s Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) Senior Scholar-Athlete Award recipients for Ellenville Senior High School. The awards, which are given to two students from each school in the League, are based on athletic performance and academic merit. 

With a grade point average (GPA) of 98.08, Walter was ranked second in his class. He played Varsity Football all four years at Ellenville, and competed on the Varsity Wrestling and Track and Field teams. He also served as president of the National Honor Society, secretary of Student Government, and was a member of the Choir and the Ski Club.

Walter earned 11 Varsity letters at Ellenville, and was named captain of the Varsity Football and Wrestling teams. He was a three-time Football Defensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a three-time Wrestling MVP, and also set the record for the second-most tackles in school history. He was named to the Section IX Football All-League Team three years in a row.

Walter’s charitable work includes volunteering at youth wrestling clinics and Modified Wrestling matches. He is currently undecided which college he will attend and whether or not he will be playing a college sport.

Ireland is finishing out her High School career with a 93.74 GPA. She played Varsity Field Hockey at Ellenville, and was a member of the Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track teams.

Ranked eleventh in her class, Ireland is a member of the National Honor Society and was treasurer of her Grade 9 class and vice president of her Grade 10 class.
She helped earn several Section and Division titles for Ellenville, and holds a school record in the Girls 3,000-meter run. Additional athletic honors include being named captain and MVP of the Field Hockey team. She was also named to the Section IX Field Hockey All-Star Team three years in a row.
Ireland’s charitable work includes volunteering for school fundraising events and assisting the Wawarsing Youth Commission. In the fall she will be attending SUNY New Paltz, where she plans to pursue degrees in Chemistry and Business.