Madison Pierce, also named the Flint area May Female Athlete of the Month, has excelled for four years in track and field for the Blackhawks, qualifying for the state championship meet every year of her high school career. Her best finish at the state meet to date has been runner-up in the pole vault as a junior. She qualified for this year's state meet in four events, winning the long jump, anchoring the winning 4x100 relay, and finishing second in the pole vault and 100 meter dash while leading Brandon to the regional championship. She took three firsts and one second at this year's Flint Metro League championship meet, missing first place in the long jump by 1/2". Carrying a 3.50 grade point average, Madison plans to attain her CRNA using a full-ride scholarship.
John Lloyd has the distinction of shooting a hole-in-one at last year's MHSAA state golf finals. Earning four varsity letters for the Tigers, John has been a first team all-league golfer every year of high school, winning the league individual championship three times: as a freshman and sophomore in the season-ending tournament, and the pre-season tournament this year, carding a 72 over 18 holes (tied for fifth-best score in 48 years in league tournaments). Holder of three school records and a 3.802 GPA, John will attend Kettering University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering while playing intermural golf because, according to John, "Kettering is where I fit best".
Previous Metro League Athletes of the Month for 2014-15 are:
Carly Granger*, Fenton, and Marshael Ryan*, Linden (September)
Mackenzie Chappell, Kearsley, and Kyle Korman, Linden (October)
Isabella Barrett, Clio, and Nathaniel Frasier, Holly (November)
Alexis Kiefer, Flushing, and Ben Thornton*, Linden (December)
Kayla Emmendorfer*, Kearsley, and Austin Landis*, Fenton (January)
Katelynn Hendershott, Brandon, and Austin McNeill, Linden (February)
Madison Ballard*, Fenton, and Brandon Davis, Clio (March)
Kaitlyn Dormire, Kearsley, and Christopher Tripplett, Flushing (April)
* - also Flint Area Athlete of the Month
The Kiwanis Club of Flint sponsors the Flint-area athlete of the month and athlete of the year (Sark Award) programs.