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RIHS Students Awarded the James O'Melia Jr. Athletic Award

The 2020 James O'Melia Jr. Athletic Award was presented to two Rock Island High School athletes at a special social distancing event on May 12. The student athletes are selected for athleticism, leadership, honesty, sportsmanship, and character. Heather Motley and Peter Kimba were chosen as the winners for the James O'Meila Athletic Award! Congrats to our winners and all the honorees!
 
 
Winners:
 
Heather Motley
 
Heather is an outstanding athlete, having participated on the Bowling and Softball teams during her tenure at Rock Island High School.
 
Athletic Honors:
• 4 Year Member of Softball – 3 Year Varsity
• Starting 3rd Baseman on the 2018 State Championship Team – State Champion
• 4 Time Varsity Letter Winner Bowling
• 4 Time All-Conference Bowling
• 12th Place State Medalist Bowling – All State
• QC Metro Player of the Year Bowling 2020
• 3 Time Pacesetter Bowling
• 4 Time QC Times Athlete of the Week
Scholastic Achievement Honors and Awards:
• National Honor Society
• National Merit Scholarship Finalist
• 2 Time Academic All-Conference
• 4 Time IHSA Academic Achievement
• Scholastic Pin

Heather committed to St. Ambrose University. She plans to bowl for their bowling team while majoring in education.
 
Peter Kimba

Peter is an outstanding athlete, having participated on the Football, Soccer, and Track teams during his tenure at Rock Island High School.

Athletic Honors:
• 4 Year Member of Football 2 Time Varsity Football
• 2 Year Member of Soccer 1 Time Varsity
• All Conference Second Team – Soccer
• Team Captain – Soccer
• QC Times All Metro – Soccer
• QC Times Player of the Week - Soccer
• Argus Dispatch All Stars - Soccer
• 1st Time Outright Conference Title and Regional Title for RIHS
• 4 Time Varsity Track and Field
• Before ending the 2020 season had already performed over State Qualifying standards (Indoor Track)
• State Qualifier – Track
• All Conference – Track
• QC Times All Metro Honorable Mention- Track
• Argus Dispatch All Stars - Track
• 2 Time Team Captain - Track
Scholastic Achievement Honors and Awards:
• 3 Time Academic All-Conference
• Scholastic Pin


Peter committed to the University of Dubuque. He will participate in both soccer and track and field.

 
 
Honorees:
 
Kelsey Freeman 
Hannah Simmer
Bailey Tripilas
Solomon Gustafson
Ryan Nickel
 

O'Meila Awards 
 
O'Meila Awards

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