Penn Station Athlete of the Year

FORSYTH AND PEORIA, IL WINNERS

Athlete of the Year Winner

Ella Rutherford Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Ella Rutherford

Sangamon Valley High School

Spring Winners

Ella Rutherford Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Ella Rutherford

Sangamon Valley High School

Parents: Marjorie and Scott
Sibling(s): Caleb
Favorite Penn Station Store: Forsyth, IL
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Dagwood
Sports Hero: Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter
Extracurricular Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Business Leaders of America, German American Partnership Program, National Honor Society, Marching/Concert/Jazz Band, Competitive Travel Softball, Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, Middle School Softball Volunteer Assistant Coach.
Favorite Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Role Model: Anybody and everybody who pushes me to do and be my very best.
Plans after high school: "Majoring in computer graphics and design, pursue softball at a collegiate level and to continue coaching."

Zack Weber Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Zack Weber

LSA in Decatur

Parents: Lisa and Ryan
Sibling(s): Bradley and Christian
Favorite Penn Station Store: On University
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Club
Sports Hero: The Varsity basketball players while I was in middle school.
Extracurricular Activities: FFA, Green & Black Pack, Senior Mentor, WYSE, Spanish Cl.
Favorite Book: Hatchet
Role Model: My grandma Melody because she was there and always put family first even when battling cancer for 12 years.
Plans after high school: "To attend ICC and transfer to Illinois State University majoring in education."

Winter Winners

Nicholas Johnson Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Nicholas Johnson

Meridian High School

Parents: Deborah and Drew
Sibling(s): Emily
Favorite Penn Station Store: Forsyth, IL
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Pizza Sub
Sports Hero: Shannon Houser
Extracurricular Activities: Student Council, National Honors Society, WYSE.
Favorite Book: Messenger by Lois Lowry
Role Model: Curt Turner (grandfather)
Plans after high school: "Go to University of Illinois and study mechanical engineering."

Tanner Heick Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Tanner Heick

LSA in Decatur

Parents: Jill and Martin
Sibling(s): Andrew
Favorite Penn Station Store: Forsyth, IL
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Pizza Sub
Sports Hero: Tim Tebow
Extracurricular Activities: Student Government and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).
Favorite Book: Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow
Role Model: Jesus Christ and Parents
Plans after high school: "Attend the University of Indianapolis and study sports management."

Fall Winners

Katelyn Beckemeyer Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Katelyn Beckemeyer

Maroa-Forsyth High School

Parents: Chris and Jeff
Sibling(s): Justin
Favorite Penn Station Store: Forsyth
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Italian
Extracurricular Activities: National Honor Society, Student Council, Students Against Drunk Driving.
Plans after high school: "Parkland College – Study Engineering and play softball."

Terrell “Geno” Hess Penn Station Athlete of the Month

Terrell “Geno” Hess

Peoria High School

Parents: Kyie and Terrell
Sibling(s): Kammie, Keyshawn, and Kalvin
Favorite Penn Station Store: Peoria
Favorite Penn Station Sandwich: Club
Extracurricular Activities: Morning announcements.
Plans after high school: "Attend Southeast Missouri State on full scholarship."