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G-E-T’s Scherr, Schmidt receive WIAA honor



First-ever from school to receive award

The WIAA only names 32 of them in the state, and Gale-Ettrick-Trempealea High School has two of them.

Lucas Scherr and Bailey Schmidt both received the Scholar Athlete award for 2015-16.

The two will be honored in Wausau, Wis., on May 1.

“We’ve never had a WIAA scholar athlete and to have two in the same year is kind of unprecedented,” G-E-T athletic director Pete Peterson said. “Bailey comes in as the valedictorian with a 4.0 and Lucas is right there with a 3.9.

“I watch them interact with others, and they’re some of the most caring people as well. They’re such well-rounded individuals.”

Getting the honor is no surprise to Peterson, who said GPA, along with varsity letters and postseason success are part of the criteria for the honor.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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