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Boys Scholar Athlete

McCurdy elite on court, in classroom

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Jesse McCurdy

Jesse McCurdy of Lapel is the THB Sports Boys Tennis Athlete of the Year.

Jesse McCurdy made a habit of making athletic history during his time at Lapel, having graduated as the school’s all-time winningest tennis player and the first Bulldog to advance to the state singles tournament finals.

He also made Lapel history in the classroom.

After finishing as the school’s co-valedictorian and becoming the first Lapel student to be awarded the National Merit Scholarship, McCurdy has earned the 2020 THB Sports Award for Boys Scholar Athlete.

McCurdy graduated with a 4.26 GPA and, in addition to tennis, also ran cross country and track, was involved in show choir, and was a part of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club.

In addition to the National Merit Scholarship — which is awarded to the top 1% of the nation’s students — McCurdy also was awarded the Carolyn Bolles Scholarship from Community Hospital and was named an Academic Regional All-Star.

McCurdy never lost to a Madison County opponent.

McCurdy will study biochemistry and Spanish while playing tennis at Calvin University this fall.

He plans to then attend medical school with an eye toward a career as a pediatric oncologist.

Contact Rob Hunt at or 765-640-4886.

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