Kiwanis Club honors 12 Wilmington College athletes

The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington honored 12 Wilmington College fall student-athletes as Athletic Scholar Leaders at a luncheon Thursday at the First Lutheran Church.

The following WC student-athletes from fall sports were honored by Kiwanis:

Men’s cross country – Josh Cyrus and Gage Clemens

Women’s cross country – Milena Wahl and Savannah Rhodes

Men’s soccer – Felix Maurer and Yusef Muqtadir

Women’s soccer – Elizabeth Matthews and Haley Fulton

Football – Eli Brock and Trafford Dunn

Volleyball – Joy Bebe and Victoria Long

Kim Hiatt, the Kiwanis president, welcomed individuals to the program with Kirstin Harris, WC Class of 2017, giving introductions. Keith Gerritz, longtime WC psychology professor, presented certificates of accomplishment.

Kiwanis is an international service organization dedicated to helping youth locally and around the world. The Wilmington club has been actively helping youth for 40 years and the international group has been working for 100-plus years. Wilmington Kiwanis sponsors the East Clinton, Clinton-Massie and Wilmington Key Clubs. It also sponsors two soccer tournaments at Wilmington College, awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student at Wilmington College or Southern State along with many other sponsorships.