Kristen Shimkus & Jenessa Bassett

(KUTV) Every week during halftime of a KYMU high school football game two student athletes will be honored as the scholar athletes of the week.

All of the athletes represented at halftime are great examples of how hard work on the playing field and dedication in the classroom can payoff.

This week's winners are: Jenessa Bassett of Stansbury and Kristen Shimkus of Juan Diego.

Kristen Shimkus is on the Soaring Eagle Soccer team that is currently leading the 3AA region with a 6-0 record. JD won the 2A state title her freshman year. She hopes to play college soccer at one of the service academies.{ }

Jenessa Bassett is on the state 3A Champion Softball team, where she is a 3A MVP center fielder. Even with all of her other activities she has maintained a 3.8 GPA.{ } Currently she has plans to play for Dixie after graduating next spring.

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